The Luckiest Kid on Earth

Today, I have bad news: the New Hampshire State Senate unanimously voted not to update anti-discrimination laws to include “gender identity or expression.” The Senate has voted approval for same-gender marriage, but apparently including transgender people was too much.

But this is only temporary.

If the legislators had read an article from the New York Times on April 26, “‘Maddy’ Just Might Work After All,” about a transgender woman (Jennifer Finney Boylan, right), her wife, and her sons, they might have acted differently. jennifer-finney-boylan1That family learned to accept her during and after the change from male to female, and the boys chose to call her Maddy (rather than Daddy as they addressed her before the change).

Zach, the older son, says, “Sometimes its true that I wish I had a regular father, but only because I don’t remember what it was like to have a normal family. Sometimes it’s hard to have a family that is different. But most of the time I think I am the luckiest kid on earth.”

The vote in New Hampshire was a setback. But the Zacks of the world are going to carry the day in the long run.

I encourage you to take the time to read the entire story. 26love.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=\’Maddy\’%20Just%20Might%20Work%20After%20All&st=cse