On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a widely celebrated decision that all 50 states must issue marriage licenses to couples regardless of their sexual orientation , likely ending an era of patchwork marriage rights for same- sex couples in the United States. In a same-day op-ed for the Los Angeles Times , Douglas NeJaime, law professor and faculty director of the Williams Institute at UCLA , argues that “equality for gay families” has not been delivered with marriage. To ensure family dignity for gays and lesbians, says NeJaime, the next step is removing legal barriers to surrogacy. By failing to embrace commercial surrogacy, NeJaime continues, states will be effectively limiting the definition of family to heterosexual couples who can bear their own children. For many decades leading up to present day, a number of discriminatory state laws have specifically excluded LGBTQ people from adoption and parental rights . This history is heart-breaking. Lesbian, … [Read more...] about Is Family Equality a Right to Surrogacy?
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Photo Courtesy of E! Giuliana’s openness about her marriage to entrepreneur Bill Rancic; infertility ; the IVF process; a successful battle against breast cancer; pregnancy via surrogate; and now parenting one-year-old baby Duke have had a profound affect on many who follow her journey. She has played an important role in breast cancer awareness and opened doors for infertile couples looking for another way. The Best Parenting Advice She Has Received When you have a child, advice seems to come from every direction. However, there is usually that one piece of wisdom that stands apart from the rest, as well as standing the test of time. For Giuliana it’s this: “Every child learns and develops at his own pace. The worst thing you can do is … go to the park and compare your child to other children his age. Every child is different.” Putting the Smartphone Down A big issue for moms is being present for their kids without distractions—something that has … [Read more...] about Giuliana Rancic on the Journey of Motherhood