Gay Husband & Dad: Legal Love Rocks!

gaylove

By: Henry Amador My husband and I were married on October 10th 2009 in Boston Mass. In the five years that we have been joined, in the 1,826 days that we have lived and loved together, not a single one of those days had been legally recognized by the State that we called home. Not […]

Share

On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Three, Hoops, Hurdles and The Matching Game.

2592267101_4b507de6f2_o

By: Henry Amador I am happy to say that as I write this articles my husband and I have completed the required classes in the MAPP program, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting for North Carolina. We received a lovely certificate as our class mates cheered as each of our family names were called. I […]

Share

Las Vegas Opens Chapel Doors To Same-Sex Couples

vegas and gay couples

It’s official: Las Vegas just got more fabulous. Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Nevada. Due to this, Nevada became part of the 32 states to legalize same-sex marriage.  Clark County will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples on Wednesday, October 8 at 2 p.m. “This is a historic day for Las Vegas and the great state of Nevada,” […]

Share

October 6th: A Day of Active Inaction For Marriage Equality

gay marriage

By Alexandra Temblador   On Monday October 6th 2014, the Supreme Court made a significant decision without actually making a decision. The Supreme Court rejected appeals from five states where gay marriage had been prohibited and the lower courts had ruled the bans as unconstitutional. By denying the appeals, it upheld the unconstitutional rulings of […]

Share

Utah: 94% Say Marriage Equality Won’t Impact Their Marriage

Utah-Weddings

  A new statewide poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group for Freedom to Marry finds a plurality of Utahns – 49 percent to 48 percent – agree that same sex-couples should be allowed to get a state-issued marriage license. Moreover, 61 percent believe legalizing marriage for same-sex couples in Utah is inevitable and will happen in the state […]

Share

Eric Holder Asked To Recognize Marriage in Arkansas, Indiana and Wisconsin

mignon

Friday, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign, on behalf of the Respect for Marriage Coalition, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice act to ensure federal respect for the marriages of same-sex couples in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, consistent with the approach taken by the federal government […]

Share

Extending Marriage To Same-Sex Couples In Missouri Could Generate $36 Million

gay marriage in Missouri

Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Missouri would generate an estimated $36.3 million in spending to the state economy, according to a new study authored by The Williams Institute’s Distinguished Scholar, M.V. Lee Badgett; Williams Gleason Kettel Summer Fellow, Justin M. O’Neill; and Williams Senior Counsel, Christy Mallory. “This study confirms that all Missourians benefit […]

Share

On The Road (To Gay Daddyhood) Again! Part Two, Shaking the Gays Away.

14734375569_f32e3663b7_z

By Henry Amador: So we began our MAPP classes this past August 26th, 2014. MAPP being the State-required class to license as a Foster or Adoptive parent, Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting. In part one I shared how my husband and I were a part of a very special group when we licensed in […]

Share

How Young Is Too Young To Teach Hate? A Gay Dad’s Dilemma.

protestors

By Henry Amador Once a year, here in Durham NC, we host an amazing event called the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. It is held at the beautiful Carolina Theatre of Durham, a theatre that was built in 1926 and that has experienced so much, not just in the name of art and […]

Share