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WATCH: 12-year-old addresses Utah rally on the meaning of marriage and family

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Riley Hackford-Peer, 12, whose two moms were recently able to marry in Utah, addressed hundreds of supporters Friday to speak about the meaning of marriage and family, and the two best days of his life. ...

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In such a diverse nation, there is no such thing as a ‘traditional’ family

Friday, November 29, 2013
It’s the holidays again — a time to come together and express gratitude and love for the positive things in our lives and the people in them. But as much as the holidays may symbolize a great American tradition, this ...

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German court strengthens adoption rights for same-sex couples

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
BERLIN — Germany's highest court strengthened gay couples' adoption rights in a ruling Tuesday that the country's justice minister greeted as "a historic step." ...

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Kristy McNichol comes out as lesbian ‘to be open about who I am’

Saturday, January 7, 2012
Kristy McNichol, the 1970’s child actress who won two Emmy Awards for her role as the tom-boyish Buddy Lawrence in the acclaimed ABC television drama “Family,” and who later starred in NBC’s “Empty Nest,” has come out as lesbian. McNichol, ...

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For all the dads out there, and every man who makes a difference in someone’s life

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. To every man who makes a difference in someone's life, and teaches people to have no fear. ...

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For Dad: ‘I am the man my father built’

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Mark and Dad, circa 1984
A Father's Day smile for you: when camping under the stars with Dad horrified me, and how his wish that I "stand out from the crowd" produced a shameless activist. A simple story of love and gratitude. ...

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Utah state representative introduces anti-gay ‘Family Policy’ bill

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
LaVar Christensen
SALT LAKE CITY -- Extremist and anti-gay Utah state Representative LaVar Christensen has introduced House Bill 270, called the “Family Policy” bill. ...

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Rosie O’Donnell’s new HBO documentary to focus on diverse families

Friday, January 29, 2010
In her new HBO documentary, Rosie O’Donnell brings together a diverse group of families, letting the kids offer their candid and humorous insights about what being a family means. Produced by O’Donnell, who also makes a brief appearance, A Family ...

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Florida judge approves lesbian couple adoption despite state’s ban

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Alenier, right, and Leon, with their adopted son.(Miami Herald photo)
Florida‘s outdated gay adoption ban took another hit after a Miami judge approved the adoption by a lesbian couple. Vanessa Alenier and Melanie Leon of Hollywood, FL, became the third gay couple in the last year to be approved to ...

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