Episode #8 (Part 1): Stories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act

posted on Mon, Aug 7 2017 8:53 pm by Shelbi Day, Senior Policy Counsel

This month we're focusing our attention on the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (or ECDF) – a bill that was recently introduced in Congress that would eliminate state laws, policies, practices and procedures that exclude potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Passing ECDF would dramatically increase access to permanent, loving homes for foster care children.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talk to guests Dr. Philip McAdoo, and Aaron and Rich Hooks Wayman about their experiences forming their families through foster care.

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In-Depth: Is Marriage Equality in Danger?

posted on Fri, Jul 28 2017 10:20 am by Denise Brogan-Kator, Chief Policy Officer

As a result first of Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation and, in light of his disingenuous dissent in a recent case from Arkansas regarding birth certificates for children born to same-sex couples, many people in the LBGTQ community are raising concerns about the continuation of marriage equality as the law of the land. (See examples of such commentary here and here.) As with many things in the world of law and policy – especially given the Trump Administration’s track record – the answer isn’t clear.

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Family Week: Beach-Goer Guide

posted on Mon, Jul 24 2017 8:33 pm by Gwen Kelly, Community Events & Program Intern

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Family Week: More Than a Vacation

posted on Thu, Jul 20 2017 3:30 pm by Liv Engel, Family Equality Council Program Intern

As hundreds of families are gearing up and getting excited for Family Week, it's important to take a step back and appreciate all that this week of celebration means.

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10 Free and Inexpensive things to do in Provincetown during Family Week 2017

posted on Thu, Jul 13 2017 8:53 pm by Liv Engel, Program Intern

Provincetown can feel like a very expensive place and easily spark some money anxiety. However, there are ways to enjoy this beautiful town on a budget! In between the fun events by Family Equality Council and COLAGE, you may find some down time. We hope you will explore and enjoy all the beauty and history Provincetown has to offer.

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