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LGBT families will roll Easter Eggs at the White House again

Family Pride will make another strong showing at the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 9th. The good folks there sent out a reminder about why it’s important that children have parents who can get married and that “ending discrimination in marriage would help families and hurt no one.”

* Marriage provides over 1,138 federal (and hundreds more state-level) protections, rights, and responsibilities, along with intangible benefits, to committed couples and their families.

* Same-sex couples are raising children in at least 96% of all US counties.

* Nearly one quarter of all same-sex couples are raising children.

* More than 25 years of research have documented that there is no relationship between parents’ sexual orientation and any measure of a child’s emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral adjustment, demonstrating no risk to children raised by gay and lesbian parents.

Last year,  LGBT families waited all night outside the White House for Easter Egg Roll tix, but they were shut out of the opening ceremonies lest Laura Bush appear with gay families in the photo op. By the time the gay families were let in, the First Lady had high bunny-tailed it outta there.From the Family Pride site:

White House Egg Roll Important Facts:

  * The National Park Service wil distribute free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 7:30 am on Saturday, April 7, 2007.

  * A maximum of five tickets will be issued per person.

  * Children of all ages can attend but there must be at least one child seven years old or younger and no more than two adults per group.

  * Ticket holders are admitted to the South Lawn of the White House between 8 am and 2 pm on April 9th.

  * Groups of about 300 ticket holders are admitted at 15-minute intervals.

  * A Family Pride contingent will begin standing in line Friday night, April 6 at 7:00 pm in order to secure early tickets to participate in the egg roll.

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