LGBTQ, Surrogacy

Court tried to erase lesbian mom from her own children’s birth certificates


The Michigan Court of Appeals just overturned a lower court ruling that threatened to remove a mother from the birth certificates of the children that she physically gave birth to, partly because she wasn’t able to marry her partner before marriage equality was legalized in her state.

The case involved the Michigan couple Lanesha Matthews and Kyresha LeFever, who were together from 2011 to 2014. While they were together, they decided to start a family using LeFever’s eggs and donor sperm. Matthews carried and delivered their twins, and both women were named on their birth certificates.

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This is what it’s like to be an LGBTQ parent at work

Source Fat Company

When Ben Enfield went on his third date with Chris Lydick, he asked three questions to see if their budding relationship was headed in the right direction. Did Lydick want to be in an exclusive relationship? Did he want to have children someday? And would he be willing to take lots of hikes? “Hiking is one of my favorite things to do in life,” says Enfield. “So I needed to make sure he would be willing to hike with me. I’m lucky: He said yes to all three.”

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