Tag Archives: Adoption

Being Adopted Does Not Mean My Parents Bought Me As ‘Chattel’

It’s been a long time since I’ve written here at ZFb, because I find my role as LGBT Editor at ThinkProgress provides me the venue to say most of what I feel needs to be said. Today is an exception, as I feel the need to write a personal response to an attack I received […]

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Anti-Gay Christians Unfit To Be Foster Parents

A British couple is filing suit after their suitability to be foster parents was questioned given their very negative beliefs about homosexuality.

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Politics in Justice, Delays in Equality

These days, good news doesn’t feel like good news. Our lives are still political fodder, and even when equality is ours, we still can’t touch it…

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The Problem Isn’t Just People Against Gay Adoption; It’s People Against Adoption

I was adopted. Are you surprised? A lot of people are when I reveal this super intimate detail. “Oh,  I didn’t know,” they say. To answer your other questions: I’ve always known, and I have no interest in meeting my genetic parents. My parents are my parents and I love them very much. Oh, and […]

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Protect Marriage, Day 11: We’re Not Watching The Actual Trial, Just Making It Up

Seriously, their witnesses know squat (see the roundup), but Andy Pugno is so proud and thinks the plaintiffs look so pathetic. What trial has he been watching? Spaghetti Strategy Once again, religion was on trial this morning as a lawyer for the challengers to Prop 8 cross-examined political scientist Kenneth Miller. In their desperate attempt […]

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Doing Wrong for “Right,” The Continuing Ex-Gay Lesbian Custody Battle

You may remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the Vermont-Virginia lesbian custody battle. My simple goal at the time was to debunk the WND article on the matter. Now, there’s been an interesting new development that I’d like to comment on (and then we’ll see how WND’s compares—if they even comment further). […]

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Unsurprisingly, There Are SO Many Things Wrong With This WND Story

Wow! Where to begin. I think more than anything, the way this story on WorldNetDaily is written shows how nothing is more important than maintaining the dominance of Christianity to right-wing extremists. Let’s start with the headline: Lesbian awarded custody of Christian’s only child Admittedly, the “lesbian” in question is demonstratively (and in this case, […]

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Faces For Equality: Matt Perfetuo and Steve Riggle

Names: Matt Perfetuo and Steve Riggle Ages: 27 and 29 Hometown: New York City, NY Occupations: Paralegal (Matt) and Actor (Steve) Why I Found Them at The NEM: Matt and Steve were kind enough to talk to me while Lady Gaga was speaking at the rally. We’ll all be able to say we knew exactly […]

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Faces For Equality: Scott Ruppert and Robert Richendollar

Names: Scott Ruppert and Robert Richendollar (Pictured above with their son, Riley) Ages: 44 and 44 Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Occupation: Co-own Wholesale Business Why I Found Them at The NEM: Scott, Robert, and Riley are not legally a family. The above portrait might look like a loving couple with a child they are raising together—your […]

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