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Gay parents shouldn't have expectations for their kids' sexuality

We're checking in on some of the stories we've brought you in the past week ...Including our story about same-sex parents, and their hopes for the children they're raising. We didn't hear from any children themselves when we first brought you that story so today we speak to a daughter of two moms.
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Last month, a well-known US-media commentator, Sally Kohn, published a piece in the Washington Post that was headlined, "I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too."

'I have this inherent wish for my kid to be gay. Like wanting my kid to be a democrat ... Like wanting my kid to be Jewish.'- Sally Kohn, Daily Beast writer and CNN commentator 

Two other gay parents joined Sally for that discussion. But we didn't hear then from any children of gay couples. As you can imagine, that piece generated a lot of online discussion. So we invited Sally Kohn to discuss why she wrote the piece, and the reaction it generated. 

Makeda Zook wrote in to tell us she thought we should. She is the 28-year-old daughter of two moms, and she is co-editing a collection of stories from the children of LGBTQ parents. She joined us in Toronto. 


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This segment was produced by The Current's Marc Apollonio. 

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