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Simma Lieberman: The Personal Side Of Same Sex Marriage

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As a heterosexual diversity professional, I have had connections to the LGBT community for my entire life. And I am a devout Christian.  My children's godfather is gay.  A very close personal friend of our family was gay.  And I have had lesbian friends for many years. For me, it's just the way it is…some people are straight like me. Some people are not. And in that spirit I openly endorsed the Massachusetts court ruling on same sex marriage in 2004, much to the horror of some of my would be friends and clients.  

Now nine years later LGBT and same sex marriage issues are part of our everyday conversation.  And today, to shed light on a very personal experience of what it's like to live in the LGBT community, my guest is Simma Lieberman.  My friend for many years. A well respected diversity and inclusion consultant from Berkeley, California.  And a lesbian mother who recently shared her evolution on same sex marriage following the death of her partner of 18 years, Sandra Brown.  Her commentary was just published on the CNN website…and its heartwarming account of two women in love will cause you to re-examine your own perspective on LGBT issues.

Stop long enough and listen to today's show.  And share the interview with your friends and colleagues so that you can explore LGBT issues with greater clarity and confidence.


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