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Categories: Beliefs

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff as a national correspondent in 2011. She previously was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.)


  1. “Our respective religious doctrines hold that marriage between a man and a woman is sanctioned by God as the right and best setting for bearing and raising children.”

    Arguments guaranteed to be ignored by Federal Courts. It is as if the lawyers for these religious groups are just taking the money and laughing to themselves.

  2. re: “Gay parents in Ohio sue to have their marriages recognized and both their names listed on their children’s birth certificates …”

    A British Columbia baby just became the first one, in BC at least, to have three parents listed on her birth certificate: a lesbian couple and their male friend who supplied the semen.

      • @Frank. Wrong! You must be chained to dogma to say something like that.

        I live in BC and heard a radio interview with the three parents. Something not mentioned in the news report I linked to is that besides being a very lucky baby with three parents who love her, she also has three sets of approving and loving grandparents who will dote all over her. Everything about the story speaks of love; what are you speaking about?

    • In all fairness the kid has 2 parents with full legal custodial rights and 1 with visitation rights. Not much different from every stepchild out there. The only difference being the names on the birth certificate.