Monday, June 21, 2010

Gary + Tony Have a Baby: Parent and Teacher Discussion Guide

Parents and Teachers: Watch with your students or record "Gary + Tony Have a Baby" when it airs on CNN on Thursday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET. By recording the documentary, you agree that you will use the program for educational viewing purposes for a one-year period only. No other rights of any kind or nature whatsoever are granted, including, without limitation, any rights to sell, publish, distribute, post online or distribute in any other medium or forum, or use for any commercial or promotional purpose. For licensing information, please contact CNN ImageSource at 866-462-4350 or cnnimagesource.com.

Special Note: "Gary + Tony Have a Baby" is a documentary that follows the journey of a gay couple as they attempt to become parents. We recommend that you preview this program and determine whether it is appropriate before showing it to students.

Program Description: Gary Spino and Tony Brown have fought for gay rights all of their lives, but these days, one of the most radical things a gay person can do is form a traditional family -- and that's precisely what they want. CNN correspondent Soledad O'Brien follows Gary and Tony on their struggle to have a baby, which has a biological and legal connection to both of them. They spend a small fortune hiring an egg donor and a surrogate, and facing a string of court battles. But all the medical miracles and legal maneuvering can't guarantee the approval of the people around them, or even a baby.

Recommended grades: 11-12, College
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