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Modern Families: 15 Most Famous Gay Moms and Dads

This week there has been much focus on families, thoroughly modern families that is. The Supreme Court has been listening to the debates about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. Justice Kennedy spoke of the 40,000 children in California who live with same-sex parents, “they want their parents to have full recognition and full status,” he stated. “The voice of those children is important in this case, don’t you think?”

In celebration of same-sex couples who are proud moms, dads and parents, we’ve put together this collection of 15 of the most famous celebrity moms and dads who just happen to be gay.

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  • Jenna Wolfe 2 of 16
    Jenna Wolfe
    Today Show correspondent announced this week that she and girlfriend and fellow NBC journalist Stephanie Gosk are expecting a baby! Jenna is pregnant and hilariously said of how they decided who would carry the baby that,""We rock-paper,-scissored it," Wolfe said. "I won 34-31, so I'm carrying the baby, bam!"
    Source: US Magazine
  • Perez Hilton 3 of 16
    Perez Hilton
    Last month celebrity blogging superstar Perez Hilton announced that he is a dad!
    Source: Perez Hilton
  • Jillian Michaels 4 of 16
    Jillian Michaels
    Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels and partner Heidi have two children together, Lukensia and Phoenix. Heidi gave birth to Phoenix last May and a week later they brought home their adopted child Lukensia from Haiti.
  • Jodie Foster 5 of 16
    Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster didn't feel the need to make some grand coming out statement. It's her private life and she choose to keep it private. Jodlie and her ex Cydney Bernard raised two boys together and continue to be close.
  • Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni 6 of 16
    Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni
    Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni have been happily together for years and raise Cynthia's two children (from her marriage to Danny Mozes) together.
  • Wanda Sykes 7 of 16
    Wanda Sykes
    Wanda Sykes and her partner Alex welcomed twins Lucas and Olivia back in 2009.
  • Clay Aiken 8 of 16
    Clay Aiken
    After the birth of his son, the American Idol singer came out on the cover of People Magazine. "It was the first decision I made as a father," he said. "I cannot raise a child to lie or to hide things. I wasn't raised that way, and I'm not going to raise a child to do that."
    Source: People
  • Ricky Martin 9 of 16
    Ricky Martin
    Ricky Martin welcomed twins back in 2008 and soon after publicly came out for the sake of his kids.
    You can read his touching coming out letter here.
  • Rosie O’Donnell 10 of 16
    Rosie O'Donnell
    Rosie O'Donnell is a very involved mom of four kids with her ex Kelli Carpenter and she and new wife Michelle Rounds adopted a baby this past January.
    Source: People
  • Sara Gilbert 11 of 16
    Sara Gilbert
    Sara Gilbert and her ex Allison Adler had two children together, Sara gave birth to one, and Allison gave birth to the other.
    Source: Qparent
  • Melissa Etheridge 12 of 16
    Melissa Etheridge
    Melissa Etheridge is a mother to four, she and her ex Julie Cypher had two children together and then she and her next partner - Tammy Lynn Michaels - had twins, but the couple broke up as well.
    Source: Qparent
  • Cat Cora 13 of 16
    Cat Cora
    Cat Cora and her wife Jennifer have four boys: Zoran, Caje, Thatcher and Nash. "We love our four boys. We are so blessed. Of course, it is a challenge for me to juggle everything and be home as much as possible as well — but it is a rowdy, busy household," Cat Cora said. But I wouldn't have it any other way."
    Source: Qparent
  • Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka 14 of 16
    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace who were born via a surrogate in 2010. And NPH has very much embraced every aspect of fatherhood.
  • Matt Bomer 15 of 16
    Matt Bomer
    The White Collar star and his partner Simon Halls have three boys together. He very subtly came out, without making a big deal out it.
  • Elton John and husband David Furnish 16 of 16
    Elton John and husband David Furnish
    Elton John and husband David Furnish have two children, 2 year old Zachary and newborn Elijah. They are ridiculously happy!
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