Growing Generations Applauds Historic Ruling Striking Down Anti-Gay Proposition 8 and Paving the Way for Marriage Equality

“This is a day we have all dreamed of and while our mission over the years has expanded to include all family types, this victory will provide the first steps at equality for our gay and lesbian families who are the foundation of our company’s history,” said Growing Generations Co-Owner Dr. Kim Bergman. “Both gay and straight families can celebrate this victory as it makes the United States one step closer to true civil rights for all of its citizens.”

The case has national ramifications as it will be appealed and eventually be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court creating the possibility of marriage equality for gay and lesbian families in every state in the United States. It will also provide critical rights and access to a myriad of federal benefits available to straight couples with children but denied to gay couples with children including federal pensions and social security benefits for spouses.

“As a gay father, I am so thrilled that the case went this way and the forward momentum it gives the cause for justice,” noted Growing Generations Co-Owner Stuart Miller. “For all of the families we have helped create as well as all of the other gay and lesbian families, this will be a day that is remembered and celebrated for decades to come.”

Growing Generations provides financial support to a wide array of progressive non-profit organizations that support marriage equality and its owners serve on the Boards of the Family Equality Council and the American Fertility Association.

Teo Martinez

Teo Martinez is the CEO of Growing Generations, a surrogacy and egg donation agency headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Educated at both UCLA and Pepperdine University, and with over 15 years of experience working in assisted reproduction, Teo’s background makes him one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field.