Tag Archives: Parenthood

Lesbian and Gay Parenting Most Prevalent in the South; Couples and their Children Need Legal Protection

For the first time in 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released the numbers of same-sex marriages reported in the United States and data about their relationships. The decision to release this information reversed a Bush-era policy that prohibited the release … Continue reading

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Florida Court Strikes Down Gay Adoption Ban

Good news for children in need of loving families: Florida no longer considers adoption by gay women and men to be unconstitutional under article 1, section 2, of the Florida Constitution. On September 22, 2010, a three-judge panel in the … Continue reading

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Title IX Dad

“It still brings a tear to my eye,” writes Mark Schmitt, discussing how moving the sight of his daughter playing Little League is. “I didn’t expect to be much of a Little League dad — I never played organized baseball … Continue reading

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The Shriver Report: “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything”

Maria Shriver, journalist and First Lady of California, worked with the Center for American Progress this year to release the Shriver Report, which assesses the situation of American women and families during this economic recession. The title of the report … Continue reading

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Good News for Child Support Enforcement

Last Thursday, Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller introduced the Child Support Enforcement Act, which would restore needed funding to child support enforcement efforts by reinstating the federal policy of matching the state-provided funds. Joan Entmacher at Womenstake highlighted the impressive bipartisan … Continue reading

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A Ticking Biological Clock for Men?

Recent studies conducted throughout the world are causing many scientists and doctors to wonder if perhaps men, like women, have a ticking biological clock. While studies are preliminary, some evidence shows that babies born to older fathers are more likely … Continue reading

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Marital Happiness, Reproduction and Traditional Gender Roles

Stephanie Coontz, director of research at the Council on Contemporary Families, addresses recent research that suggests that “marital quality drops, often quite steeply, after the transition to parenthood” in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. This conclusion was … Continue reading

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