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US Immigration Threatened to Separate Twin Sons Born to Gay Fathers: Quillette Cetera Episode 14
Andrew Dvash-Banks and Elad Dvash-Banks with their sons Ethan and Aidan (Immigration Equality)

US Immigration Threatened to Separate Twin Sons Born to Gay Fathers: Quillette Cetera Episode 14

A conversation with twin expert Nancy L. Segal.

· 2 min read

In 2018, Nancy L. Segal an American evolutionary psychologist and world-renowned twin expert, was gripped by a news headline saying that US immigration had threatened to break up twin boys born to gay fathers by refusing to grant a visa to one of the twins.

What followed was Nancy's five year journey of documenting the story of Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks and their twins Ethan and Aiden. It culminated in the publishing of her latest book, Gay Fathers, Twin Sons: The Citizenship Case That Captured the World, Rowman & Littlefield (August, 2023).

I speak to Nancy about her new book and the future of twin research in the latest episode of Quillette Cetera.

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More by Nancy Segal

Shame and Silence: The LWS Twin Studies Revisited
I hope that my effort will help the twins recover their data records that have been callously sealed in the bowels of Yale University’s archives until 2065.
What Light Does ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Throw on the Nature/Nurture Debate?
The film is a powerful testimony to our universal fascination with twins.
Podcast #172: Nancy Segal on Lessons in Human Nature Revealed by Identical Twins
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Nancy's previous appearance on the Quillette podcast.

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