Kids From Poly Homes Respond to Legalized Polygamy in Massachusetts Town

(Originally published at The Federalist) The Massachusetts town of Somerville has become the first in the nation to legalize polyamorous relationships. It’s evidence of the slippery slope social conservatives warned would follow legalizing gay marriage. Polygamy was...

A Texas Victory for Parents and Children We Can All Celebrate

Originally published in Meridian Magazine In the midst of a global pandemic, widespread Black Lives Matter protests, and general national upheaval, last week some good news for parental and children’s rights went virtually unnoticed. In a unanimous decision, the Texas...

To Truly Reduce Racial Disparities, We Must Acknowledge Black Fathers Matter

(Originally published at The Federalist) Americans must confront the injustice of George Floyd’s death and examine issues of police use of force. We should review sentencing guidelines and revisit qualified immunity. We must never dismiss the generational effects of...
An Open Letter to Lois Smart

An Open Letter to Lois Smart

Dear Lois, My heart grieved when I heard your soon-to-be ex-husband, Ed Smart, came out as gay.  Especially when I heard him say that coming out was “more difficult” for him than those agonizing months of Elizabeth’s kidnapping.  Only in a world where adult sexual...

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Why Embryo Adoption Damages Children’s Rights

Why Embryo Adoption Damages Children’s Rights

(Originally published at The Federalist) A Colorado couple recently gave birth to a baby boy who was not genetically related to either parent, and they were elated. A few months earlier, another couple gave birth to twins who were not genetically related to either...

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Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday!

2019 was a huge year for Them Before Us. Here's a just a taste of what we accomplished: Presented at Trinity Law School Human Rights Conference Collaborated with the Colson Center on their new educational platform Changed the hearts of the Czech people with this viral...

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Factory-ordered babies? Not on our watch.

Factory-ordered babies? Not on our watch.

The future of artificial wombs got a bump this week as one Dutch researcher received nearly $3M to develop a prototype aimed at helping babies born premature. Do I want preemies to have a better shot at life because of this technology? Yes I do. But let’s be real. The...

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This Gay Dad Lost Custody of His Own Kids. His Case Matters for All Children.

This Gay Dad Lost Custody of His Own Kids. His Case Matters for All Children.

What will happen if the Supreme Court takes this case, rules against Frank, and “intent to parent” becomes an acceptable basis for parenthood across the land? First, parental rights will be threatened as the state will gain power to override the claims of parents to their children. Second, and even more terrifying, children will be considered commodities to be awarded to whichever adult has the money and means to acquire them—their rights, identity, and safety be damned.

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