Category: Current Events


No Jews Allowed

When I read about the passage of House Bill 3859, I was transported back in time – but not, as you might expect, to the 1950s. The Texas House approved this throwback bill, sanctioning faith-based adoption agencies, and foster care agencies, to turn away whomever they choose to, based on religious grounds. Essentially, that translates into most of us – the vast majority of ...

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Why I Marched - Quotes From Our Community

Right after the election, Path2Parenthood hosted “Post-Election Legal Safeguards: LGBT Families Must Take,” a google hangout geared towards addressing the concerns of hopeful and current LGBT parents about the status of their unions and families. Since then, a vast multitude of people have continued to raise broad, post-election concerns, about everything from women’s health care, to reproductive rights, to em...

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Flaunting that belly or hiding a cheeseburger?

How many times have you read a headline including the words, “flaunting that baby belly,” recently? It’s everywhere. A pregnant celebrity can’t be in public without ‘news’ of how she’s flaunting the belly dolled up on a red carpet or showing off the bump, even when running errands in camo zpants literally trying not to be noticed.

Victor...

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Brad and Angelina Tie the Knot

I'm not one of those people who swoon over actors and actresses or even follow entertainment news. However, when the marriage of Brad and Angelina was announced, I had to watch to see how the media would identify their children.

Sure as shootin' - one network mentioned their adopted children as part of the ceremony. Really? How was adoption part...

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Inadvertent Fatherhood: Strict Liability for Sperm and the Consequences of (Un)planned Parenthood

The picture of the unintentional father has evolved from that of the hormonal teen who spent a fateful, bliss filled night in the back seat of his father's car, perched above the cityscape, only to find himself in the throes of diaper changing nine months later. Today, the picture is less sharp, and it often excludes the merriment of a...

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Look Up!

"Ken, look up!" shouted Dr. Alan Penzias, Vice Chair of Path2Parenthood's Board of Directors.

When I did, I saw my image on a giant electronic billboard in Times Square. What a rush! Just when I thought things couldn't get more exciting, there I was, standing next to Dr. Michelle Dipp, CEO of OvaScience, and her team, in the...

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A Second-Class Citizen Muses About His Null and Void Marriage and a History-Making Day

The texts started flowing about a minute after the first Supreme Court decision regarding the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was announced, and they picked back up when Proposition 8 fell as well.

Interestingly, my straight friends were the first out of the gate with their congratulations. Many, not understanding the nature of the ruling, said that they were...

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