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How George Allen's chief of staff inspired legislation to make it easier for gay couples to raise children

Feb 26, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Jay Timmons, his husband, Rick Olson, and their 3-year-old son, Jacob - born with the help of a surrogate - are not the typical nuclear family celebrated by Virginia Republicans, particularly by the conservative base.

But their struggle to secure legal rights as Jacob's parents - which included a costly, year-long legal battle - inspired the GOP-controlled Virginia legislature last week to pass legislation that will make it easier for gay, straight or single parents to have children using...