Family Circle featured a family headed by a gay couple for the first time in its 82 year history.

Dads Chris and Bob Osner-Hackett appear with their two daughters in the November issue of Family Circle.

The couple answered questions in the magazine's Modern Life column.

“The Modern Life column is one of several new features introduced with the redesigned September 2014 issue,” Linda Fears, vice president and editor-in-chief at Family Circle, told The Huffington Post.

The aim of Family Circle, Fears said, “is to be reflective of all families and we don't think it's a big deal to publish a piece on gay parents.”

In the piece, the men were asked to describe their family in three words – “loving, grateful and supportive,” they responded – and their parenting styles – “Bob is by far the adventurer, while I lean toward measured caution,” Chris said.

The piece received some complaints on the magazine's Facebook page.

“I was so disappointed … that I will not renew my subscription,” Arlene Emery wrote.

“Not you, too! Less than 5% of our population is gay, while over 80% say they believe in God,” Debbie Vlahovic of Mesa, Arizona wrote. “If you do believe in God, you know he calls this an abomination. My mom … would be shocked.”

Fears responded to the criticism.

“We are certainly not the first magazine or media brand to share the story of gay parents,” Fears said. “But we will also publish stories on single parents, multi-racial couples, and unmarried couples with kids. People may not like those either, but they are all representative of American family life today.”

“We hope that everything we publish in Family Circle is inspiring, informative, thought provoking or motivating in one way or another,” she added. “Our goal is to be relevant, honest and realistic.”