With only one legal parent, children in gay households are not entitled to health and Social Security benefits, inheritance rights or child support from the other parent. If a gay couple splits up, only the legal parent has custody rights.
Steven and Roger could re-adopt the kids somewhere else that allows same-sex couples to adopt together, but it is expensive, about $1,500 for each child. Steven says there always seems to be more pressing financial needs.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Another reason marriage equality matters for kids
Marriage equality is not only about justice for the adults involved. It's also about what's best for all our kids: