gay marriage

Really North Carolina? Arresting a Lesbian for Peacefully Protesting the Gay Marriage Ban? Come On!

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North Carolina arrests people who are displeased with the gay marriage ban You may recall last week that North Carolina cemented its place as one of the more backwards states by banning same-sex marriage. Not surprisingly, a few same-sex couples in Winston-Salem, N.C. went to the city’s Registry of Deeds to protest the ban because… Read More »

Gay Parents on News of President Obama’s Support for Marriage Equality

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We asked some of our favourite LGBTQ parents what they thought about Obama’s statement Dana Rudolph, a.k.a. Mombian President Obama, by stating that he supports my family’s right to equality, has given me hope that my son may grow up in a country where he is not disadvantaged because of anti-gay laws and attitudes. We’re still… Read More »

“It Could Happen To You” Video Makes A Heartbreaking Case for Marriage Equality

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Being rendered legally insignificant makes losing a loved one impossibly hard This video shows the story of Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom, a young California couple who started a business together, shared a mortgage and enjoyed a loving relationship. Despite these solid foundations, this tale takes a heart-wrenching turn for the worst. Shane’s family was… Read More »

As Luck Would Have It, I’m an NHL Reporter Now

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I went to journalism school with a sports writer who landed a part-time job at a parenting magazine right after graduation. She got the job after she completed an internship we both applied for. (She got the internship, I went elsewhere.) She’s a smart, career-focused, young woman, who is not a parent. The type who’d… Read More »

Mostly Hilarious Queer Parenting News Round-Up: Lower Divorce Rates, Gay Wedding in Archie Comics, Elton’s Johns Parenting Concerns and Beyonce’s Nursing Habits

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It could be my twisted sense of humour, but sometimes the news is just, funny. Here is my round-up of queerly-themed parenting stories that I found both newsworthy and laugh-worthy this week. 1. Turns out, same sex marriages aren’t a threat to the whole institution after all According to a website run by journalism graduate… Read More »

News Round-Up Feb. 8 — Marriage Equality and Family Values Edition: Ellen, JC Penney, Opponents and Teaching Tolerance Early On

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What LGBT parenting news we’re reading today: 1. Of all the opponents to marriage equality, Maggie Gallagher “has done more than any American to stop same-sex marriage,” and all because she got pregnant while she was still in college? 2. What do you get when you cross a Maggie Gallagher with Veruca Salt? A 14-year-old… Read More »

Court Rules California’s Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

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Judges’ panel find that Proposition 8 was a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians Today an appeals court ruled 2-1 that a previous judge’s interpretation of Proposition 8, a ban on same-sex marriages, as unconstitutional, was correct. According to the Associated Press, backers of the same-sex marriage ban, the haters, will likely… Read More »

News Round-Up Dec. 7: Babies On Planes, Why Toddlers Throw Tantrums and Elijah Vs. Michele Bachmann

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What we’re reading today: 1. How to take a baby on a plane OR what one mom learned from the internet about how she’d be regarded should she ever dare to bring her baby on a plane. 2. Understanding tantrums: They’re either angry or sad and you want it make it end as soon as… Read More »

News Round-Up Dec. 2: Multitasking Moms, Zach Wahls on Gay Marriage and What Parenthood Gets Right

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What we’re reading today: 1. We’re glad that there are some awesome dad bloggers out there now, but 20 years ago, not too many dads were writing about their fatherhood experience. 2. Moms multi-task more than dads. 3. Asthmatic kids have it rough; even low levels of pollen trigger their wheezing and coughing and shortness… Read More »

News Round-Up August 10: The Wedding of Bert and Ernie, Secret Family Euphemisms and a New Test That Tells Sex of Your Baby at 7 Weeks

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What we’re reading today: 1. A petition from Change.org just wants Bert and Ernie to get married already. But a Sesame Street spokesman says the muppets are just good friends! Baby steps? First we need out muppets, then they can get married. (But if Veronica from the Archie comics can be into a gay dude,… Read More »

News Round-Up July 25: British Kids’ TV Needs More (Non-Princess) Girls, Kids Before Marriage and the $1500 Stroller

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What we’re reading today: 1. Some parents are planning their kids around when the $ 1,500 adaptable stroller will be available: “Hey, I’m thinking of having my second, so when do you think you’re going to have the stroller?” 2. With gay marriage now legal and happening in New York state, the New York Times… Read More »

Sad: Prop 8 Upheld

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Boo. The California Supreme Court has voted to uphold Proposition 8.  Too sad. Gay Marriage Legal in Maine Vermont Legalizes Gay Marriage Gay Marriage Legal in Iowa! Don’t Break These Hearts Invalidate Prop 8

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