#Love Wins! The New Family Salutes Marriage Equality in America With Five Same Sex Marriage Stories Worth Reading

#LoveWins! The New Family Salutes Marriage Equality in America with Five Same-Sex Marriage Stories Worth Reading

At The New Family we’re all about the beautiful things that happen when people are left along to love who they want to love. So we were delighted to learn the momentous news that the United States Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage.

It was pretty great to see this tweet from President Obama:

What better way to celebrate than to tell you about some of the wonderful same-sex marriage stories we’ve told through our blog series, “I Bet We Can Find 1,000 Ways To Be A Family,” or the 1,000 Families Project. We’re honoured that these lovely families took the time to share their lives with us and hope you’ll enjoy seeing their stories here today.

1000 Families Project Frank Norm and Luca

Frank and Norm became dads to Luca with the help of a wonderful gestational carrier and a dear friend who acted as egg donors. They’re expanding their family again soon!


Lee and Therese are moms to a boy, girl and a dog.

1000 families project steffen bryan chico and rocky Steffen and Bryan are dads to two chihuahuas so far and hope to adopt sometime soon.

1000 families project Holly, Alexa and Jaxson

Holly and Alex shared their moving story of how they set out to adopt a child who has Downs syndrome.

debbie dawe and family

We couldn’t help but smile when we learned about how Debbie reacted when her husband came out to her, particularly the way she affectionately refers to him as her “wasband.”

Do you have a marriage equality story of your own to contribute to the 1,000 Families Project? Or do you know a family that might want to do so? Learn more about how the series got started and how to get involved here. You can find all of the #1000families posts here.

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About Brandie Weikle

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by