Socially conservative Republicans have wanted to deny gay and lesbian couples the right to marry in order to “protect children.” However, the lack of marriage equality hasn’t stopped same-sex couples from adopting and raising children in increasing numbers. Adoptions by gay and lesbian couples are on the rise across the U.S. In other words, denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry doesn’t actually stop children from being raised in same-sex households. Rather, it denies same-sex couples and their children access to the basic protections and privileges afforded to married heterosexual couples and their children.
via Equality Matters