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Michigan's Marriage Ban Is Bad for Kids

Alison Gash | Posted 05.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Alison Gash

I was in class the other day trying to explain to my students the spectacle of the recent court battle over same-sex marriage in Michigan.

'I Wish You Were Dead So I Could Have a Daddy'

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

When I was 6 years old, I told my mother that I wished that she would die so that I could have a daddy. We were in a yellow NYC taxicab on the way to my sixth birthday party. I had found my non-biological mother's Achilles' heel and swung a golf club into it. And it felt like shit for both of us.

LGBT Parenting Rights And The Courts

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Carlos A. Ball

What is ultimately at stake in LGBT parenting cases is not the rights of adults but the well-being of children. It should be obvious that legally denying an entire category of children the opportunity to have two legal parents undermines rather than promotes their best interests.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lesbian Couple Challenges Discriminatory Adoption Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit

Two mothers filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday morning designed to protect their three children and many others in Michigan. Detroit-area lesbian ...

Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.28.2011 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.

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

Abbie E. Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.