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On Mother’s Day, two moms can be better than one

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Mother’s Day is here and we need to remember that some individuals in fact have two mothers. Many still contest the idea and claim that young children may be confused. However, there are plenty of positive ways to celebrate Mother’s Day if a lesbian couple is involved; just ask Susan Smith Kuczmarski, Ed.D, a professor at Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago. An award-winning author of five books, including the recently released Becoming A Happy Family: Pathways to the Family Soul, Kuczmarksi has also appeared on the Today Show, and is considered a leading expert on “issues devoted to the contemporary family.” What kinds of special challenges do two moms face on a daily basis? We all share in the…

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Marriage equality nears historic ruling

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The time has come: Marriage equality gets its day in court. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in four cases collected under the name¬†Obergefell v. Hodges. The general consensus is that same-sex marriage will earn the decision; experts are expecting a 5-4 decision upholding the right to marry in their own states, and then have that marriage recognized in other states. As the discussion and arguments surrounding this topic reach a fever pitch, everyone seems to assume the Court will affirm marriage equality. At this point, perhaps it’s just a matter of how they confirm the law and how it will be applied. As The Atlantic notes, “the reasons for a decision matter as much as the…

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