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The 2017 Texas Law, HB 3859, which allows broad discrimination by adoption agencies will undoubtedly harm the thousands of children who have already been abused or neglected by their birth parents and desperately need loving homes. The law allows agencies to discriminate because of any “sincerely held religious belief.” Private adoption agencies can already set...
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Today’s New York Times article explains why second-parent adoptions are still highly recommended for LGBTQ families. I’ve highlighted a few important points below, but the entire article is a must read: “You can be completely respected and protected as a family in one state and be a complete legal stranger to your children in another....
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While it feels really great for a birth mother’s wife to be listed on a Texas birth certificate, the Wren case (Beaumont court of Appeals, 2017) clearly shows why lesbian couples cannot rely on a birth certificate alone to establish parentage for the second mother. Two women, CW and AE, were married in Connecticut in...
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Following is a link to a wonderful gender spectrum website helping to educate folks on the issues of gender identity and being transgender.  Per the article: “Dimensions of Gender? While our gender may begin with the assignment of our sex, it doesn’t end there. A person’s gender is the complex interrelationship between three dimensions: – Body: our...
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Here’s a great list of picture books celebrating LGBTQ families compiled by the Family Equality Council: Book Nook: Early Elementary Books Celebrating Diversity
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In the upcoming months and years the most powerful tool we have is PUBLIC OPINION.  How do politicians know what we think?  Protests – and contact with our representatives. I hope you will take the time to read this article and organize your own protests – large and small.  Also, consider becoming a member of...
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Our country and our planet are at a turning point like none other and now is the time for time for each of us to create the future.   On January 21, 2017 people in over 100 US cities and 30 countries will gather to support each other – and create a movement. On this...
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Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified families in the world. The 2017 fun-filled Week will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered on today’s issues. Family Equality Council and COLAGE will partner once again to create another amazing Week full of fun in the sun...
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