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5 Signs You're the 'Other' Mother

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

My romantic assumption was that as women and as lesbians, my ex-partner and I could navigate a breakup more cleanly than a heterosexual couple could, that we could split the kids equally and fairly. So how did I find myself in the role of the secondary, or "other," mother?

The Perils of Heterosexual Rights

Colleen Logan, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Colleen Logan, Ph.D.

Since fighting to be included in the heteronormative model of marriage and then being steamrolled by the heteronormative model of divorce, I've been fighting these systems from the perspective of the "other" mother.

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

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Abbie E. Goldberg

What sometimes gets understandably lost in the marriage equality celebration is that not all these relationships last forever, and breakups can leave parents and children, particularly those who do not share a biological connection, in vulnerable situations.