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Southwest Minneapolis Two-Dad Family Celebrating Easter at White House with Obamas

Same-sex couple Paul Melchert and James Zimmerman and their twin sons Emmett and Gabriel, 3, are 'practicing who President Obama is,' KSTP reported.

A Southwest Minneapolis family of two dads and twin boys are traveling to Washington, D.C., to be guests of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll celebration. 

That's according to a post at KSTP.com, which explained how Tangletown residents Paul Melchert, James Zimmerman and their twin sons Emmett and Gabriel are getting ready:

"We've been practicing who President Obama is and why he's important to our family and why he is important for all of us," said father Paul Melchert.

Each year, President Obama reserves tickets to the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt for two-mom and two-dad families.

"At the years that our state and that the nation is looking at this in such an intense close eye- that that was the year our kids were on the White House lawn..." said Melchert.

See the full article at KSTP.com.

The family already charmed viewers of a Feb. 27 press conference at which Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-61) and Reps. Karen Clark (DFL-62A) and Steve Simon (DFL-46B) announced new marriage-equality legislation. When Melchert took the podium with Emmett in one arm, the 3-year-old tried to muffle his father's prepared remarks. See video from the press conference by clicking on the YouTube thumbnail or at YouTube.com (start at the 15:15 mark).

You can watch the White House Easter Egg Roll Program via an online livestream video on Sunday, March 31, 2013, from 6:30 a.m.–5:45 p.m. Central Time.

Dan Johnson April 01, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Same sex couples are already getting married, and their marriages from other states and countries should be treated equally here. Refusing to treat others as you would yourself only harms those denied, while providing no benefit to opposite sex couple families.
Dan Johnson April 04, 2013 at 03:47 PM
"The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics' new policy, published online Thursday, cites research showing that the parents' sexual orientation has no effect on a child's development. Kids fare just as well in gay or straight families when they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable, the academy says." http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/pediatricians-endorse-gay-marriage-healthy-kids-article-1.1294914

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