Defining Family

Several events intersected over the past week or so that cast a
revealing light on different people’s definition of “family.”

First, actor and musician Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend Camilla
Grey were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight Sept. 25 after
getting upset at a flight attendant who told them to stop kissing.
Southwest, she said, was “a family airline.”

The flight attendant’s belief — that “family” stands opposed to
same-sex affection — is still sadly widespread, though
increasingly outdated.

Read more about why this is so, and how things are changing, in
Dana Rudolph’s piece, “Family Love: The Plane Truth” at Bay Windows.