06/16/2013 07:55 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

How 8 Gay Families Are Celebrating Father's Day This Year

Freedom To Marry Blog

This Sunday, June 16, families across the country will pull out the barbecues, take in the summer sun, and come together to celebrate their fathers, taking the time to honor the men who have served as mentors, guardians and role models for thier children. Fathers' Day is a great time to recognize the many types of families that make our country so dynamic and interesting. We know that there is no single formulation for what makes a strong family, and there's no magic map to follow to become a good father: The one thing that strong, dynamic families have in common is love, and the core component of amazing fathers is compassion for their children.

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