What Transgendered Parents Can Teach Us About Motherhood and Fatherhood

huffingtonpost.com – Carlos A. Ball – Author of “From The Closet to the Courtroom” and Professor of Law at Rutgers University

Let me share with you a real-life story involving a transgendered parent. A few years after Michael B. married his wife Barbara in the 1970s, he told her that he preferred wearing women’s clothing and that he felt more comfortable thinking of himself as a woman.

The marriage was a rocky one, but it lasted for almost twenty more years. In 1998, the couple divorced and a year later Michael had gender reassignment surgery and changed her name to Monica…