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The Family Weekly: Gay Rats (And Gay Rights)

Mr. Ratburn from Arthur gets married. Plus: A reality-TV contestant says he has 114 kids via sperm donations, and how long-distance relationships are thriving in the digital age.

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After 22 years, Mr. Ratburn, the feared but beloved schoolteacher on PBS’s , finally got married. What made this “very special episode” so special is the fact that a gay wedding wasn’t presented as an unusual or remarkable teaching moment. “The show treated it as a joyous celebration of a happy relationship, and so did viewers,” write Ashley Fetters

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