Assorted recent news about LGBT families:
- California's KNBC-TV refused to air an ad during the Super Bowl from GetToKnowUsFirst.org, featuring a gay family. They say the NFL Legal Department considered the ad "advocacy," and would not let it run. During the Presidential Inauguration, California's KABC-TV refused to run the ad for the same reason (although the media buyer for GetToKnowUsFirst's ad agency claimed the station wouldn't run it since "many families will be watching.").
- The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that California Lutheran High School, as a private, religious organization, can exclude students based on sexual orientation. The school expelled two girls in 2005 because of an alleged lesbian relationship.
- Ron Huberman, president of the Chicago Transit Authority and previously Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, was appointed CEO of Chicago Public Schools. The big deal? Huberman is openly gay.
- Over in Boston, Rev. Gregory Groover, the new chair of the Boston School Committee, said he is committed to making Boston schools welcoming for all students, families and staff, including LGBT people, despite having once been part of a coalition that opposed marriage equality.