Tuesday, July 24, 2012
From the New York Times:
Same-sex couples raising children must stand ready to prove to the world they are a family, just one that happens to have two mothers or two fathers.
This constant burden of proof is especially difficult for families like the Muzingos, who live in a state that doesn’t allow them to establish legal ties to each other. Michelle Muzingo was in the delivery room when her wife, Katrina, gave birth to each of their three children, who are now 7, 4 and 1. She cut their umbilical cords and was the first to hold the children, who call her “mommy.” Yet because they live in Ohio, a state that does not allow gay couples to adopt, she is unable to make that title official.
“We are always scanning the circle around us to see what we need to put in place to protect ourselves,” said Katrina, 37.
Read more here.
Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn