We are everywhere. And in Reno, Nevada, at two minutes past midnight on January 1, the region's first baby of the year was born to a lesbian couple. The birth mom, Jennifer Chamberlin, works as a nurse at the hospital where the baby was born. The newspaper article about the birth features a picture of Jennifer, her partner Shannon McLeod, and their newborn, Emma Marguerite Chamberlin-McLeod. The couple also has a three-year-old son.
The newspaper coverage is simply matter of fact. I cannot distinguish this coverage from the coverage a paper would give any other first baby of the year.
I hope the couple is planning to consult Reno attorney Kimberly Surratt, who knows all things about protecting our families in Nevada.
Congratulations all around!