But while news photos have shown same-sex couples tying the knot in various states, historian Daniel Rivers argues that the struggle over same-sex marriage has really been a struggle over children, parenting rights, and the definition of family. The first gay father group in the country was founded in San Francisco in National organization for education, advocacy and support for families and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT persons. Archived from the original on 19 July Sexual orientation Homosexuality Bisexuality pansexuality polysexuality Asexuality gray asexuality Demographics Biology Environment. Value prop about becoming a member Become a Member.
The Road to Same-Sex Marriage: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and the American Family
At the turn of the century, the national office of PFLAG began to also develop signature programs to support the chapter network and to raise the family and ally voice in the battle for equality. As a shoestring operation, Carlson says, the WCF has long relied on outside funding for its conferences. Homosexuality Bisexuality pansexuality polysexuality Asexuality gray asexuality Demographics Biology Environment. Second-parent adoption allowed. The Sanctity of Motherhood conference represented a homecoming of sorts for WCF, which was conceived in Russia in Obviously, this kind of argument also undercuts efforts in other contexts to win legal respect for our families -- whether through domestic partnership, or adoption, or resisting restrictions on a divorced parent's visitation when a same-sex partner is present.
On top of that, they are getting a distorted picture of human sexuality: In the s and s, before the emergence of large-scale lesbian and gay liberation movements, lesbian mothers and gay fathers lived underground lives, staying hidden out of the fear that if their sexual orientation was discovered they would lose their parental rights. Publications and online resources. There is no question that in many communities, the children of gays are stigmatized. Based on more than three decades of social science research and our 85 years of service to millions of families, CWLA believes that families with LGBTQ members deserve the same levels of support afforded other families. The Standards are widely accepted as the foundation for sound U.