Friday, October 02, 2009

And baby Gemma makes three

The gay authors who wrote, “And Tango Makes Three,” have a baby daughter, Gemma. Congratulations! It’s yet another example of life imitating art, or at least humans imitating animals.

New York Times reports:
Ever since “And Tango Makes Three,” a children’s book detailing the story of two male penguins and the baby chick they hatched, has been published, in 2005, more people have requested the book’s removal each year from schools and libraries than any other book in the United States, according to the American Library Association. Now the authors of the book, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, have their own baby Tango. In February, the gay couple, who live in the West Village, had their first child. The baby, Gemma Parnell-Richardson, was born to a surrogate mother, the egg fertilized by sperm from one of the men. (Which one was left to chance.) Gemma was born in Massachusetts because the state allows both fathers’ names on the birth certificate without an adoption process. READ MORE