Why Courts Are Adopting Gay Parenting

Self-appointed moralists should end their fight against gay and lesbian parents. The Washington Post explains same-sex parenting is a done deal.

Around the country, courts are increasingly recognizing that reality, with more generous notions of what “parenting” and “family” mean. Critics are launching the predictable counterattack: deriding gay parenting with the same claims they use to attack gay marriage and dismissing any judge who recognizes such relationships as an unprincipled liberal activist. But there’s a crucial legal difference between claims that liberal judges are inventing a right to same-sex marriage and inventing a right to same-sex parents: Judges who do the latter are adhering to a bedrock principle of family law.