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Modern Families, Timeless Challenges: Same-Sex Parenting Today


November 1, 2016

Interested in learning about new policy horizons for the rights and respect of same-sex couples and their families now that marriage equality has been achieved?

On Tuesday, November 1, Pride Policy Alliance and OUTLaw will be hosting an expert panel on same-sex parenting. For more details and a list of the panelists, please see below. We hope to see you there!

Panelists will offer insights about the challenges, past and present, faced by same-sex parents. The panel will explore:

Methods of becoming a parent for same-sex couples
Policies regarding fostering and adopting children
Social, cultural, and economic concerns for same-sex parents
Comparative analysis of parenting behaviors and child well-being
Lived experiences of same-sex parents and their children

Panelists include:
Dr. Debra Umberson, UT Austin Department of Sociology
Dr. Robert Crosnoe, UT Austin Department of Sociology
Dr. Stephen Russell, UT Austin Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
Christine Andresen, Attorney at CHA Law
Amy Ford, Advocate and Author of Brown Babies, Pink Parents

LBJ School of Public Affairs, 3.124

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