My Same-Sex Parents, a Proud Secret (CNN)


In an opinion piece on CNN, Professor Sienna Craig talks about same sex marriage, and recalls writing about the topic for a “pro and con” opinion page challenge in her high school newspaper in 1989.

“I argued the pro position,” Craig writes. “In a move I now associate with the path I’ve taken as an anthropologist—a trade that specializes in making the strange familiar and the familiar strange—I invoked cross-cultural models of child-rearing. But mostly, my argument hinged on love.”

Craig, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, says negative reactions from friends and others hurt her feelings. But what they didn’t know, she writes, “and what I had not dared to write about publicly—was that I lived with my father and his partner, a man he has now been with for more than a quarter century.”

Craig is a Dartmouth Public Voices fellow.

Read the full opinion piece, published 2/18/14 by CNN.

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