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Happy Holidays!

I've been quiet around the blog for a long time, but I'm hoping to write more in 2014. Meanwhile, the holiday season has crept up on me yet again!  As someone who wears a lot of different hats in my work life, this time of year always seems to be a rush of "Grades are due! Textbooks for next semester...[ read more ]

Freaky Friday: Gay marriage opponent does an about-face.

David Blankenhorn, known for testifying in favor of California's Proposition 8, has come out in support of gay marriage. Instead of fighting gay marriage, I’d like to help build new coalitions bringing together gays who want to strengthen marriage with straight people who want to do the same. Yeah, it's kind of like that.  I'm still... kind of stunned!  But...[ read more ]

Quick post: On supporting marriage.

Sociologist Phillip Cohen, who writes the excellent blog Family Inequality, appeared on Talk of the Nation recently as a guest alongside the head-desk worthy economist Isabel Sawhill who recently brought single-mom bashing into the 21st Century. He points out that many of the tangible benefits of two-parent families are things like stable housing, greater economic security, and health insurance, slyly...[ read more ]

Greetings from AFTA

I'm at the American Family Therapy Academy's annual meeting/conference this week.  Fortunately it's in my backyard.  Unfortunately this means driving across the Bay Bridge in rush hour traffic every morning for the opening plenary. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="@bacigalupe (AFTA President-elect) and @drsaddison at the AFTA Special Event"][/caption] Doing family-therapy-y, social-justice-y stuff all day is hard work!  I'm beat! Also...[ read more ]

Should AAMFT ask members to convene in North Carolina?

I just sent this email to the AAMFT Board of Directors (edited so that links are hyperlinks): ---- Dear AAMFT Board: I hope you will read this and other news stories about Amendment 1 which just passed in North Carolina.  Not only does it ban same-sex marriages, but also civil unions. According to AAMFT's own task force, legislation aimed at...[ read more ]



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