ALABAMA: Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Finally Win Their Adoption Battle

AL.com reports:

Nine years later, Khaya Searcy has two legal parents. On Friday, retired Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge James Reid granted the adoption for Cari Searcy in Mobile County Probate Court. His approval of the measure ended a winding and politically fraught legal battle for Searcy and her wife Kim McKeand, Khaya’s biological mother.

Their four-year-long quest to adopt the child led to a federal judge overturning the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage earlier this year. “It was such a surreal feeling when (Reid) said ‘it’s in the best interest of this boy to have two legal parents,'” Searcy said. “For me, that’s when I broke down. It’s very emotional and a day we’ve been waiting for a long, long time.”

Searcy first filed paperwork in Mobile County Probate Court in 2011 to legally adopt the boy, whom she has raised since birth. After a brief hearing, Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis rejected the petition in April 2012, citing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals later upheld that decision. In February, a federal judge ruled that Searcy could not be denied her desire to adopt Khaya, clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Alabama.

I don’t recommend the comments at the link.

  • j.martindale

    What can possess anyone to be anything other than overjoyed by the strengthening of this family and giving protection to the parent-child bond that exists there? What is wrong with those people?

    • Reality.Bites

      I wouldn’t begin to know where to start.

    • Sam_Handwich

      religion poisons everything

      • JT

        Any belief system with a central figure who would command someone to kill his child to show allegiance or who would threaten to kill everyone for the errant ways of a few is abhorrent and unacceptable.

      • Mark

        I”d go one step further and say religion is the ROOT of all evil in this world.

    • fuzzybits

      They would rather have him in a hellish household than one where he is loved and valued. He wins in the long run because he’ll go forth and spread that love to all in his life.

    • Ireyon

      >What is wrong with those people?

      You must be new to JMG! Welcome, please enjoy your stay. A copy of the Big Gay Agenda will be delivered to your household shortly (please read diligently).

      The answer to your query is:

      Religious derangement syndrome affliction, christian. Usually caused by taking the fairytales in a two millenia old book seriously. Please do not confuse christians with Christians. As opposed to their similarly infected cousins, Christians developed a natural resistance to bigotry and constitute a benign sub-group.

    • JT

      Hatred and selfishness.

    • Because in some weird way, these haters, bigots and racists believe that anyone else being allowed at the table of equal civil rights is a blow against them. Will lessen their civil rights, and reduce their xtian rights. And in some ways they are correct. The day is coming where they wont be able to legally discriminate against LGBT folks, they have already lost the ability to legally discriminate against, minorities and women, we are all they had left.

      • David Walker

        Good observation, biki. “…anyone else being allowed at the table of equal civil rights is a blow against them.” Yes it will, just by showing them, just by being us, why a putrid blob of humanity they are.

    • Homo Erectus

      Jeebus!

    • BudClark

      Two words: Deep South.

      • BudClark

        THAT’S where tRUMP should build his wall.

  • sw42

    This is lovely. Very glad for them.

  • Blake Jordan

    I would be willing to bet any money I can spare, that he is being raised better by his two mothers, than most other children are raised by opposite gender couples.

    F those toxic trolls, writing all sorts of hateful comments, basically proving that having straight parents means absolutely nothing when it comes to raising a child well!!!

    • fuzzybits

      Right on!

    • Wynter Marie Starr

      I won’t read the comments because I don’t feel like getting pissed today. But, it is absurd to think that one must be straight to raise good children. It is absurd to think one must be married to raise good children. Raising children is a matter of love and having enough community support. It is a human endeavor and has little to do with gender or orientation. Nurturing a child is a human desire, not one that is limited by being straight or gay or being male or female.

      • Doug105

        I did browse the posts a bit, overall it was positive, but not without some real hate.

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          I can’t today. Every now and then I need a break from the crazy and the hate. One day this child is going to grow up and see those horrible comments. Most people aren’t thrilled when others talk shit about their parents.

        • What I found odd was the many off topic abortion comments.

          • Gustav2

            It is all together in the ‘spilling of the seed’ All sex must be procreative. If anything interferes with strictly procreative sex and having the child, it is the same sin.

          • The idea of so much of a persons life ruled by rules boggles my mind. With the lust is bad, procreative is the only allowed sex meme, its no wonder so many fundie marriages end or become hollow shells of duty. If they want to strengthen marriage, toss out all these stupid sex rules.

        • BudClark

          “How’s he going to learn to pee standing up?”

          Uh, he’s NINE. I think he’s mastered that by NOW.

      • Gigi

        AL.com has hatfeul haters who post but they are outnumbered by thoughtful, logical people.

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          I’ve generally found that to be true, but I was taking Joe’s advice today.

          • David Walker

            As the McDonald Singers put it, “You deserve a break today.” Hope it’s going well.

    • Blake Jordan

      Straight people have already established rock bottom (incalculable times) in both marriage and parenting, there is absolutely nothing worse us LGBTs could do with either.

      • Sporkfighter

        There is absolutely no reason to think your randomly selected gay person would be a better or worse parent than a similarly selected straight person. This does not mean that gay parents don’t do a better job raising kids on average, because gay parents aren’t accidental parents. They are similar to straight couples who have difficulty conceiving, and spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours becoming parents. They are committed to the role.

      • Steven Leahy

        How TRUE

      • Robincho

        We could hire str8z to give focus groups for us
        on how to be the shittiest, most fucked-up par-
        ents in the world, but even that wouldn’t work.
        Because we are incapable of absorbing hate of
        that inexplicable magnitude…

    • Steven Leahy

      The responses are putting them in their place though!

    • Homo Erectus

      Wasn’t Dylann Storm Roof raised by opposite gender parents?

  • another_steve

    With apologies to Frank Sinatra and “New York, New York”…

    If I can make it in Alabama, I’ll make it anywhere…

  • Gustav2

    YAY!

    • billbear1961

      What a beautiful flower, Gustav!

      But I’ll miss your happy dancers!

      • Gustav2

        The rose is called Double Delight. It really is a perfume rose, it smells like what every 1950’s drug store perfume tried to be. The glorious scent can fill the backyard if it has a lot of blooms.

        • The flower is beautiful, but sniff, I’ll miss your happy dancers.

          • Gustav2

            The hubby took the pic last night after we “sniffed” the rose.

          • You grew that rose!?!? I’m impressed! While I can grow nearly anything edible, flowers of any sort don’t do well for me.

          • Gustav2

            The squirrels, rabbits and the city deer (yes, city deer, google Whitehall OH where we live surrounded by Columbus) destroy everything edible we try. Only peppers survive.

          • And there is no deterring those hungry deer. I’ve heard what pests deer have become within cities. In Alaska our garden menaces are moose. They will walk along and take a bite out of each cabbage, and yeah their bites just about finish off the cabbage. They pull up pea plants, and eat lettuce and the tops of any root crop. The only thing I’ve found they wont eat is tomatoes, peppers and zucchini. We can build fences to keep them out, they are not jumpers, but that doesn’t work to well with deer, they are the Olympic Jumpers!

          • Gustav2

            The deer ate the younger growth of our neighbor’s tomato plants, then the squirrels grab the the tomatoes, take a couple of bites and toss them…they never learn they don’t like tomatoes.

          • Damn! You’re living in a plant war zone! I’m surprised the rose wasn’t eaten!

        • billbear1961

          http://home.comcast.net/~thomas.blanchard/rosesTB/2005/Roses3/images/DoubleDelight.jpg

          What a beauty!

          Thank you for telling me its name.

          I wonder if they’ll grow in Montreal!

          https://youtu.be/upLM1rbnO4o?t=1m20s

          • Gustav2

            We have a friend who says the scent is what he imagines an expensive 1890’s parisiene whore would have in her boudoir.

          • billbear1961

            :O

            πŸ™‚

        • B Snow

          I’m always looking for a rose with a good scent. I’ll research and see how it does with humidity. πŸ™‚

          ETA: Spraying program must be rigorously followed in climates where fungal infection is likely.”

          Yeah, that’s not going to happen. My garden is all about survival of the fittest. πŸ™

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
  • Michael Smith

    Avoiding the comments is good advice for most websites.

    • MDB

      I just flagged quite a few as offensive and those implying there was child abuse happening. Some weird, sick folks commenting there, to be sure.

      • Baltimatt

        It seems several comments have been deleted.

      • BudClark

        Yep. I finally got bored with all the gawd and goobers talk.

  • LovesIrony

    Congratulations Moms and Khaya!

  • canoebum

    He looks like one happy boy! Congratulations, and thank you.

  • MDB

    Well, yippee-kai-yay …. finally some great, positive news this weekend! What a beeea-uuu-tiful family !!! πŸ™‚

    https://meetville.com/images/quotes/Quotation-Cat-Bauer-love-truth-time-Meetville-Quotes-267051.jpg

    • billbear1961

      Dr. McCoy: “Spock, I’ve found that evil usually triumphs – unless good is very, very careful.”

      I’m not quite as pessimistic as Dr. McCoy; but, in THIS world, good must always be incredibly vigilant!

      • BudClark

        It can ALL be taken away from us in 2016 UNLESS WE ALL VOTE!

    • Robincho

      We were married at SF City Hall on Friday, June 26th.
      And in front of Harvey’s bust, someone had left a rose with a handwritten note: “Thank you, Harvey, for marking this day possible. Time reveals what’s true.”

      • billbear1961

        Veritatem dies aperit.

        https://youtu.be/iRpeDyUq9E0?t=6m47s

        Congratulations!

        • I see you’re in a Handel mood today! There was only a wee bit of reading overlap between one musical offering and this one. You do make reading comments ever so enjoyable!

          • billbear1961

            πŸ˜‰

            xx

        • Robincho

          “Festina lente” (Suetonius), et “haec olim meminisse iuvabit” (Virgil)… πŸ˜‰

          • RobNYNY1957

            “Forsan et haec” … . PERHAPS we shall look back on even this with pleasure.

          • RobNYNY1957

            PERHAPS we shall look back on EVEN this with pleasure. Starting with “olim” distorts the meaning, leaving out both “perhaps” and “even.”

          • Robincho

            I was trying not to think dubitatively. But you’re right, I did misquote…

  • Octavio

    Like any comments section, AL.com has its resident trolls, just like JMG. But there are also plenty of open-minded positive people commenting, too. I’m amazed it took 9 years for this legal adoption to be cleared. I like to think this family and their saneness is the future of Alabama, but . . . it’s Alabama. I doubt much will have changed in another 9 years when their son is 18. For all their sakes, it might be better to move to a city and state where the citizenry are more enlightened.

    • Cuberly

      A few comments in particular are quite inspiring.

    • SFBruce

      Something that many, many gay people do. But we shouldn’t have to, and congratulations to them for insisting on being who they are WHERE they are.

  • Michael Smith

    The logic that some of those people use is ridiculous. They seem to believe that the boy won’t turn out normal without a father figure. At least one suggests that CPS should have removed the boy. I was raised by a single mom. I guess I would have been better off with CPS than with my own mother. Because that’s a healthier childhood.

    • Stev84

      Yet they are the same people who favor the “war on drugs” and America’s draconian prison sentences in general.

  • Schlukitz

    Bravo for that family.

  • Steve

    Right wing commenters seem to believe that their opinion is shared by a majority of the people in the world. It makes me wonder how twisted the world they live in is.

    Do all the other people in their lives see the world though the same hatred filled, shit colored glasses as they do?

    • LonelyLiberal

      No, it’s just that most of us ignore our winger relatives when they get going. They’re generally hateful, unhappy people anyway, so I figure they get their just desserts from constantly stewing in their own filth.

      • BudClark

        My one living relative is 4000 miles away and calls on Christmas and my birthday. She thinks ZIP codes are a communist plot.

        • LonelyLiberal

          They are, it’s to make it easier for the communists, and the Postal Service (same thing, really) to locate you.

          It’s how I get my birthday cards as well, which I figure are a Hallmark plot.

    • Soren456

      I think that the others in their lives in fact do use the same eyeglasses.

      That’s because nowadays, it’s so easy to hear and read only those with whom you agree.

      There is no center anymore.

      • BudClark

        True. The older I’ve gotten, the more radical Left I’ve gone.

  • BearEyes

    Mazel Tov to the family – many long happy years together!
    And no I wont look at those other comments – don’t need to.

    • LonelyLiberal

      Yep, only one set of comments matters…the court’s, and they’ve already spoken quite loudly.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      I have looked at the comments and made a couple of my own.

  • David From Canada

    The little boy and his 2 moms look so happy, smiling, and normal. Their waiting period and struggle was not in vain. Much happiness and a wonderful life to all!

  • Bill_Perdue

    This is how we win. Tireless, won’t take no for an answer militancy.

  • AtticusP

    Good for them!

    What a lovely family.

    Here’s wishing them every happiness.

  • billbear1961
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Lovely! The statue of “La RenommΓ©e” in Montreal, with the warm rich festive sound of Iona Brown.

      • billbear1961

        Vive la Victoire!

        Vive la Justice!

  • Hue-Man

    Tremendous news in so many ways. Being the wife of a child’s mother doesn’t carry the same legal weight as being the child’s mother.

    • Soren456

      True. Step parents do not have parental rightsβ€”a surprise to many people. If that boy broke his arm, Searcy (until now) would hold no authority to have a doctor set it.

      Only parents have parental rights. That’s why these things are so important.

  • Baltimatt

    Wonderful news.

  • Octavio

    Am I looking for things that are not there? Why was it important to note the boy wore a “clip on” tie? πŸ˜‰

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Are you looking for subtext regarding the absence of a father to teach him to tie a tie? Geez… I hadn’t thought of that.

      I wore clip-ons until late teens. Then, my mom showed me how to tie a tie… not my dad. πŸ‘”

      • LonelyLiberal

        I taught myself, my father had no patience with this and we liked different knots.

        • Robincho

          The knots you liked turned out to work really well for slings, too. You crafty li’l thang, you…

        • billbear1961
          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            I wouldn’t know where to begin to get that royal neck ornament together. Then again, I don’t have the King’s retinue of valets to help with those things. Perhaps my husband could do it for me. πŸ˜‰

          • billbear1961

            I’m all paws!

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            Is that George V?

          • billbear1961

            Yes, but while he was still Prince of Wales.

            πŸ™‚

            In this photo, he’s king . . .

            (I think the early 20th century–before WWI–was the last time men dressed with real flair!)

          • billbear1961

            Actually, that photo–where he’s hatless–may have been taken while Victoria was still alive, and his father was still Prince of Wales!

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            It’s styled very much like this one of his older brother. I’m wondering if they were taken at the same time?

          • billbear1961

            Then it was definitely while Victoria was still alive, since Edward died of typhoid–or something–influenza, it says in Wiki–in 1892.

            We’ve seen one photo, once, of Eddy where the resemblance with today’s Prince William is striking–and spooky. I wish I’d saved it (although I think it was in a documentary we found on YouTube).

            This is the best one I can find, at the moment . . .

            http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/files/2013/07/Prince-Albert-and-Prince-George.jpg

            George, like his cousin Nicholas II of Russia (who looked so much like him when they were young), was so beautiful when he was a young man.

            http://www.classtools.net/_FAKEBOOK/images/g/george_v.jpg

            Good genes from their beautiful Danish mothers, the sisters Queen Alexandra of England and the Princess Dagmar who married the future Tsar Alexander III.

            (You probably know all this, Amanda, but I thought others might not and might find it interesting.)

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            Thanks, billbear, I’m up to speed on those family relationships, yet it still amazes me how much Nicholas and George looked so much alike.
            Prince Philip’s grandfather, George I of Greece and Denmark, was a brother to Alexandra and Dagmar, so Prince William has a double dose of those genes.

          • billbear1961

            Thank you, Amanda! We didn’t know that George I of Greece and Denmark was Prince Philip’s grandfather!

            But thanks to “Edward the King” (“Edward the Seventh” on UK TV), we remember when Alexandra and Dagmar’s brother was elected king of Greece!

            If you haven’t seen the series, we think you’d enjoy it.

            They just don’t make series like that, anymore, simply chockablock with historical facts and events!

            I think the entire thing is available on YouTube if you’re interested and want to see it quickly and for free!

            πŸ™‚

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            Thanks, billbear, for the recommendation. I have already seen it, but you’re right…tons of historical facts and events.
            It is on YouTube (13 episodes), which is where I saw it.

            Here’s another one for you: George I of Greece and Denmark’s wife was Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, and HER grandfather was Tsar Nicholas I, making Prince Philip a great-great-grandchild of both Queen Victoria and of Tsar Nicholas I.
            Philip added a ton of royalty to the family tree when he married Elizabeth.

          • billbear1961

            And they always make fun of him as the “poor Greek” who “got lucky”!

            Thanks for this pedigree, Amanda!

            Very interesting!

      • John30013

        My father could not have tied a tie to save his life πŸ™‚

      • Cuberly

        Ha! I learned it in Cub Scouts.

        I think I may have seen my dad wear a tie once but even then, it’s a bit hazy of a memory….lol…

      • Soren456

        LOL. My father first taught me to tie a bow tie (which he prefers) and then a tie.

        A woman taught me to tie my shoes.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          Now, bow ties are a different thing. While I never used clip-ons since childhood, I have used the ready-made type.

          http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/380425681148-0-1/s-l1000.jpg

          • Soren456

            Tsk.

            Those of us who know how to tie one ALWAYS notice the difference.

            I’ll stop there.

          • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

            I know… I’m such a rube, in the bow tie department. 😢

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            You could give lessons on restraint to certain Christians.
            πŸ˜‰

          • Celloman G

            When I worked a “straight” (office) job, the hand-tied bow was my trademark. On my 30th – back in the dark ages – the entire department donned this ready-made type on a casual Friday for the group photo with cake.

      • Octavio

        Actually, no. That never occurred to me. I was thinking more of the social stigma of being caught wearing a clip-on tie. Even I made fun of other kids for that social transgression. πŸ™‚

        • Steve Teeter

          Cops who wear ties always use clip-on ties. That way, if they get in a fight and the bad guy grabs it, it just pulls off instead of strangling them.

          • Octavio

            I did not know that. Good information. Now I know why I always go for their crotches when attacking them. ;-P

  • Baltimatt

    ‘[I]t’s in the best interest of this boy to have two legal parents,’

  • RobynWatts

    Much love for both moms and Khaya! Congratulations!

  • Steven Leahy

    LOL the responses to the comments at the link are pretty good though, and getting the most up-votes, so once again the haters lose.

    • billbear1961

      Losers gonna lose!

      πŸ™‚

  • Baltimatt

    http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2015/07/roy_moore_appoints_judge_landm.html

    In an ironic twist, Chief Justice Moore, one of the nation’s most outspoken gay marriage opponents, appointed retired Baldwin County Circuit Court Judge James Reid to oversee the case on July 10. The appointment clears the way for the adoption.

  • jomicur

    My heartfelt congratulations to all involved!

  • SFBruce

    Finally!!!

  • Sam_Handwich

    this will surely usher in the Anti-Christ!

    or sumpin like that

  • Justin

    Outstanding.

  • zhera

    Lovely!

    BTW, what’s the score on marriage license now? Are there still any counties holding back?

    • billbear1961

      Yes, there are still counties holding back, Zhera, but I don’t know how many.

      But last I knew, a couple days ago, there were still around a dozen in Alabama.

      And there are some in Texas.

      And there was the hearing for that clerk in Kentucky (and she isn’t alone in that state in her defiance of the Law of the Land).

      Where’s dear Bruno?

      He usually has that info at his fingertips!

    • Baltimatt

      Nine counties are refusing to issue any marriage licenses according to an AL.COM story from Thursday.

      http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/07/at_least_9_alabama_counties_no.html

    • People4Humanity

      Isn’t there an old renegade woman clerk in New York State still refusing to issue?

  • geoffalnutt

    I can’t bear listening to or looking at GOP/Baggers. I prefer finding out about them…filtered through the lens of reality. It would never occur to me to venture into one of their nests. Some produce larvae at a shocking rate, too. (Duggars) They are a hideous scourge.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Never underestimate how a mother (or father) will fight for her/his child.
    All of these plaintiffs ALL of them around the nation who stood up in court, stood for hundreds of thousands of other families.
    They represented, they and their lawyers are true American Heroes!

    It is absolutely A-Maz-Ing to me that we are living live together in this moment in History

    I represented too. The night before Regnerus’ “study” was going on line Box Turtle Bulletin ran a story that there was a big new study about to be published tomorrow that showed that having gay parents was harmful to children and it was going to be published in the New York Times.

    I was beside myself since I had so closely followed the Prop 8 trial I knew that there was no research that showed this and that the very purpose of it must be to be used in court.
    I was literally full of anxiety about this new study. Finally I saw no other way than to go on line and damn buy the study even though it was going to be FREE the next day. I couldn’t wait until the next day. I am quite certain that I am the first person who ever contacted Regnerus and by virtue of my pseudonym “STRAIGHTgrandmother” which is how I signed my e-mails, he had no idea he was conversing with an opponent.

    See our correspondence
    http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2012/06/11/45557

    Then I did a LOT of things, really important things which I will not disclose. I have disclosed one thing and one thing only, it was me who contacted the reporter for the American Independent and asked her to file a Freedom of Information Act request to get at his e-mails, Regnerus’ e-mails. It was not easy to convince her, she had to go through her editor and I am going to leave some information out. But eventually I did convince her, she came around and liked the idea. It is those e-mails that she got (yes Scott Rose got them also IMHO but he only got them *because* of the newspaper reporter, once they released to her they HAD to release to Rose) it is those e-mails which revealed the collusion between Witherspoon and Regnerus. It is exactly THOSE e-mails which deep sixed Regnerus in the Michigan Trial.

    This is the only thing I will disclose but I did a LOT. And MY WORK MATTERED. I knew it when I read the first article on Box Turtle Bulletin and I worked years on it, always LEGAL above the law, but I never gave in. I worked not just on exposing Regnerus but on other things, real important things and I have done it and will continue to do it without being named or talk about it. Other people put their name on my work and that is the way I want it.

    So I say these plaintiffs are brave and they ARE, but remember there was a little old grandmother working on her living room sofa with a computer and a keyboard helping all those plaintiffs. I helped.

    • billbear1961

      Hear, hear!

    • Octavio

      You the StraightGrandmother!!

    • Homo Erectus

      Thank you for all you’ve done. I love you!

    • People4Humanity

      Civil rights are not ever simply handed out on a silver platter. It requires work.
      Thank you, StraightGrandmother, for all your good and valuable work behind the scenes!

    • joe ho

      you are a hero of our movement for your dedicated activism, which did make a big difference.

      scott rose also did a lot to expose and combat the regnerus fraud (though his style is a little bit different than yours!)

      • StraightGrandmother

        One thing about Scott Rose which I very much appreciated, he just kept writing & writing & writing keeping the misdeeds in the public eye. Whereas I deeply appreciated that I have to also say that I so wished he would have used a different tone & voice. And on twitter he actually did cross the line at least once I saw. But he is his own man and that is the way he chose to write & comment.

        I think you have read me long enough to see that I veltch at names like MaggieGagNwhore. As much as I detest Gallagher, I can’t call a woman a whore. I think Rose is very very smart, smarter than most people realize, and I am not gay and he is, but there is a lot of gay men who are issue writers and are able to get their point across without the name calling. You know what mom says, you can’t control others you can only control yourself. Name calling aside, Scot did, write & write & write and engaged many academics to go on the record and denounce Regners’ study. When all the other writers thought they had covered the story well enough and were not interested in new details, Scott would keep writing and keep exposing. Did you ever notice how completely thoroughly Joe covered everything on Regnerus? hmmm almost like he had someone tipping him off ;-‘)

        I wonder if Scott ever regrets not writing and commenting with a different tone, more of shall we say a newspaper style ? Maybe the right wing Catholic attacks on him as a gay man were simply just to personal and he wasn’t able to write about it dryly. My gut tells me that is the case.

        I know how many hours I put in on “tracking” everything related to Regnerus & his study, based on just what I did, I can assure you that Scott put in hours that are to many to count. I know this by what he produced. In way much different ways, and totally unrelated to each other, Scoot and I both put in years of work just on the Regnerus study.

        • joe ho

          i think it’s just a matter of style.

          so many of the most dangerous anti-gay bigots like gallagher and robert george pretend to live such highly moral “god inspired” lives fighting for pure and holy eternal principles, which are in actuality vile and contemptible discrimination disguised as pure and chaste piety. they live entirely in their heads and ivory towers and are cut off from the real harm their ideas have on real lgbt families. having scott rose come along and pull them down into the mud and show them for the vile creatures they are is an effective tactic, which can coexist with other more measured forms of confrontation (like jon corvino–who i think goes a little bit too far in excusing bigotry).

          do you remember all the confrontations between william buckley and gore vidal? they often degenerated into crude name-calling. which many found entertaining.

  • Six Pins Delores

    The boy has his REAL parents and the mothers have their son. Awesome!

  • Ninja0980

    If anyone needs a reminder of how far we still have to go, simply read the comments.
    There is still a lot of hate out there for us.

  • Mark_in_MN

    Congratulations to the Searcy-McKeand household!

  • BudClark

    Gawd and goobers, Jeeeeeeezus and football, and barbeque (of course)

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    After my third cup of semen-latte, I threw caution to the wind and took a look at the comments posted at AL.com. Joe was right, of course, but I must say there is strong and smart push-back against the haters. As usual, the comments I agree with seem to be the best. ;-/