Thursday, June 13, 2013

President Obama invites gay parents to White House for Father’s Day

A gay couple from Michigan has been invited to White House for Father's Day celebrations, this Friday June 14.

They are Meet Kent and Diego Love-Ramirez, and they are two fathers of two-year-old Lucas.

When the invitation arrived last week from the White House, the two Michigan dads considered it an honor and a validation.

They have declared: "For us, it’s especially meaningful, because Michigan doesn’t have second parent adoption, we’re not both legally recognized as Lucas’ fathers. Only one of us is". And they added: "It’s nice that even though we don’t have legal recognition in our home state that the White House has seen fit to include us".

The couple have volunteered for the Family Equality Council, and also launched a mission against a bill allowing Michigan adoption agencies to discriminate against gay couples.

Well done Mr. President!

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