Four couples have sued to overturn the ban in Wisconsin. I think all bans are horrible and should be overturned, but the one in Wisconsin especially mean spirited, as it even bans citizens from the state from leaving the state to get married elsewhere. You can read about this here.
Just wanted to point this one out, because I think the ruling is obviously the correct one, and we don’t always end up with those. In Maine, Nicole Maines(pictured below), along with the HRC, sued the school district for violating her rights by requiring her to use a faculty bathroom. The court there agreed with her, that the school district should not have done that.
This seems like such an obvious thing these days. Maybe before people knew much about trans-children you could understand why the school did what it did, but now they really should know better. I know some people are concerned that any student could just one day decide to go into the other bathroom and use this as an excuse, but that really is not what is going on here. Here we have a case where a student has consistently presented as a girl and the school still did this. This is not someone who one day showed up and decided to use the other bathroom on a whim. This is a little girl (5th grade at the time) who was being forced into using a separate bathroom from all her classmates because an adult had a problem with her. How is it ever fair to treat a child like that? You can read the whole story here.
Disney has added a new gay couple to one of their programs. You can see more details about it here, or a clip
This is huge. A lesbian couple as just another set of parents on one of the more conservative channels out there. This is Disney recognizing that this is normal now. That the average kid will see a set of gay parents at some point, and they won’t be shocked. I absolutely love this!
So there are groups like One Million Moms (who apparently has only a few thousand members, in reality) who are coming out and speaking against Disney on this. They are saying things like Disney is trying push an agenda when they should be providing family friendly programming instead. I just want to know what isn’t family friendly about showing that families aren’t all exactly alike, that some kids are going to have two moms? Um, isn’t the family with two moms still a family? Shouldn’t we be friendly to those families too?