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Massachusetts is among states advancing legal protections for LGBTQ+ families

Naomi Goldberg, her wife Libby Hemphill and their newborn son in 2013. (Courtesy of Naomi Goldberg)
Naomi Goldberg, her wife Libby Hemphill and their newborn son in 2013. (Courtesy of Naomi Goldberg)

A parent’s legal right to their child may seem like a no-brainer. But for LGBTQ+ families, there are plenty of legal hurdles depending on where they live.

A new report out this month is calling for states to improve protections for these families through what is known as “parentage laws.”

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Naomi Goldberg, deputy director at the Movement Advancement Project and the report’s lead author.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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