Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Gay Dad’s Thank You to Justice Kennedy for Hearing My Kids’ Voices

A few months ago, I wrote a blog piece in anticipation of the Supreme Court review of marriage equality and the Prop 8 and DOMA cases.  In that piece, an open letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy, I invited the jurist to dinner … Continue reading

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A Mission Statement for the Social Conscience

A Mission Statement for the Social Conscience The Pre Ramble: I believe that I can be a better person tomorrow than I was yesterday only if I recognize my own faults and weaknesses today, and strive to be better. Sometimes … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad, Republican Fathers and 4 Big Questions for Rob Portman

I relate to the Portman family on many levels.   Like Will Portman, I am also the son of a staunch Republican dad to whom I came out.  My dad is older than Rob Portman.  He adheres very much to the … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Open Letter to the New Pope

A few months ago, I had pondered on what the now retired Pope Benedict might observe and learn on a trip with my family to Disneyland.    He had just made some rude and inaccurate observations about families like mine, and … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad Battles a Priest Over Cambridge University’s Praise of Gay Men as Parents

This week, Cambridge University released a study.  It was published by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering.  Their conclusion on the basis of the report was “Gay fathers, in particular, are extremely committed to parenting.” “Professor Susan Golombok is … Continue reading

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A Gay Dad’s Bittersweet Belated Valentine to Meg Whitman

Last week was extraordinary.  The issue of same sex marriage was discussed more intelligently than ever before. In depth thought and information, including an outstanding synopsis by the American Sociological Association , appeared as amici briefs filed with the US … Continue reading

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