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President Obama's family policy agenda

It's ambitious. Highlights: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit: In both the Illinois State Senate and the U.S. Senate, Obama championed efforts to expand the EITC, which is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs to date. President Obama will reward work by increasing the number of working parents eligible for EITC benefits, increasing the benefit available to parents who support their children through child support payments, and reducing the EITC marriage penalty which hurts low-income families. Under the Obama-Biden plan, full-time workers making... read more

Supremes Uphold the Rights of Lesbian Moms

Good news from bad:   The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a ruling that Virginia must enforce a Vermont court order awarding child-visitation rights to a mother's former lesbian partner. The high court Monday declined to hear the case of Lisa Miller, who claimed that the Virginia Supreme Court improperly ignored a state law and constitutional amendment that prohibit same-sex unions and the recognition of such arrangements from other states. The decision let stand a victory for Janet Jenkins, who has been fighting for visitation rights since the dissolution of... read more

Today's Links: Acts of Love

The 26 Most Disturbing Kids Movies Ever: "There are those who believe we must guard and protect children from the hurts and traumas of the big bad world for as long as possible. Then there are those people who believe we should toughen kids up by exposing them to and even pummeling them with terror and depravity." Will Power: "Easily the most unpleasant chore for me as a parent has been writing my will." My Illegal Home Birth: "Giving birth at home was weird, magical — and a felony." I hope this is in good taste: "Let us remember that Barack Obama learned the... read more

Good things

You might have heard about this: A group of San Francisco first-graders took an unusual field trip to City Hall on Friday to toss rose petals on their just-married lesbian teacher - putting the public school children at the center of a fierce election battle over the fate of same-sex marriage. The 18 Creative Arts Charter School students took a Muni bus and walked a block at noon to toss rose petals and blow bubbles on their just-married teacher Erin Carder and her wife Kerri McCoy, giggling and squealing as they mobbed their teacher with hugs. Mayor Gavin... read more

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