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Mother’s Guilt: Gay Male Couples Skirting The Baby Issue

The shift in public opinion and the simple question — Are you having children? — is nothing short of a marvel to some gay men, perhaps even more so than to lesbians, for whom giving birth has always been an option….But some gay men who have no plans to have children view the shift as something of a mixed blessing. On one hand, they welcome the sense of inclusion that comes with always being asked about children. On the other hand, they are always being asked about children.”

The New York TimesRachel L. Swarns on the pressure male couples face now that their mothers have gotten past the whole “gay” thing and have settled comfortably into the “When are ya gonna make me a grandmotha?” thing.