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Abbie E. Goldberg
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Abbie E. Goldberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University. Her research focuses on life course transitions and family processes in diverse families, including lesbian/gay and adoptive parent families. She is the author of Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: Research on the Family Life Cycle (2010; APA), which in 2010 received the Distinguished Book Award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association. Her new book, Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood, was published by NYU Press in August, 2012. She has received grant funding from a variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the Spencer Foundation, the American Psychological Foundation, and the Williams Institute.

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How Biology Matters When Same-Sex Couples With Kids Split Up

(8) Comments | Posted October 12, 2013 | 7:00 AM

As more states enact marriage equality, we see hundreds of images of happy couples and families, both famous and ordinary, in the newspaper, on the covers of magazines and on our favorite talk shows. We have had a front-row seat to the coupling of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi,...

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Gay Parents in Red States: Not an Oxymoron

(10) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 4:23 PM

As a recent article in the Los Angeles Times addresses, lesbian and gay parents are often rearing children in unexpected places. Namely, according to the analysis of U.S. census data, more than one in four same-sex couples in Salt Lake City, Utah, are rearing children. Besides the Utah...

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Want to Know How Kids With Gay Parents Feel About Marriage Equality? Ask Them.

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 3:03 PM

This week, Ella Robinson, the grown-up daughter of two gay dads, spoke to Huffington Post Live this week about her perspective on marriage equality and ending DOMA. "Our families deserve equal treatment," she asserted, alongside examples of how her life was affected by her dads' inability to marry...

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Beyond Dolls vs. Trucks: How Children of Same-Sex Parents May Be Less Constrained By Gender Stereotypes, and Why It Matters

(65) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 9:00 AM

In today's society, parents and educators are increasingly realizing the benefits of playing with all kinds of toys. That is, a preschool-aged boy who happily investigates a toy kitchen is less likely to be chastised by his teacher or parents than in decades past. Likewise, a preschool-aged girl who plays...

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