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Al Franken Rebukes Conservative Group for Definition of 'Nuclear Family'

Sen. Al Franken. Credit: AP Children are better off and generally healthier when raised in nuclear families, according to a study...Focus on Family entitled to its own opinions, says senator, but not its own facts.

The Gay Genealogist: Creating a Modern Family Tree

As hobbies go, genealogical research is not exactly on par with snowboarding -- it ranks right up there with stamp collecting in its total lack of...I can trace my family's trademark ski nose back three generations but I can't tell my daughter where she got her cute little button nose.

Gay Parents Fight to Get Both Their Names on Son's Birth Certificate

Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Credit: Karen Bleier, Getty Images A gay couple in California wants both...Fathers want to take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie: Papa and the Small Bikini

When did I become such a prude? This was the question when Diva and I opened the box of summer clothes sent by a relative -- and I saw the teenie...Too many bikinis don't just say "big girl" -- they say "adult woman."

Picture Daze: How Too Much Comes to Mean Nothing

I think it was the dance recital portrait offer that put me over the edge. For a mere $70, a photographer would take a picture of my 5-year-old in her...The more you have of everything, the less you value anything.

It's Not You, It's Us: Breaking Up With Other Parents

Remember dating? And that most awkward of moments, the end of an evening when it was clear not everyone had enjoyed the experience equally? Your...Saying you're not interested when dating is easy, but breaking up with other parents? Not so much.

Dress Blues: Gay Moms Learn a Lesson On Gender Norms

"You have got to support me on this one," Em* told me in no uncertain terms. "She has to wear the dress." Em doesn't put her foot down very often,...Sometimes a dress is not just a dress.

Celebrating Fathers' Day, Plural

On Sunday, my household will observe a holiday that is somehow universal and statistically rare all at once: Fathers' Day. Note the location of the...For this family, Father's Day means two dads, one holiday.

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