“…So the short hand is: five parents of four children in three states. And there are people who think that the existence of my family somehow undermines or weakens or damages their family. And there are people who think that families like mine shouldn’t be allowed to exist.
“I don’t accept subtractive models of love, only additive ones. And believe that in the same way that we need species diversity to insure that the planet will go on, so we need (this) diversity of affection and diversity of family in order to strengthen the ecosphere of kindness.” -Andrew Solomon, TED Talk: Love, no matter what