Gay marriage, is no longer a big deal as it was in the previous elections.
- With the decision of Supreme Court gay marriage, the court heard testimony from adult children who grew up in same-sex relationship households.
The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage is now a reality, but many questions still remains about the welfare of the children for their rights and to be raised by biological parents.
President and founder of the Ruth Institute an organization that promotes life-long marriage said that “Supreme Court has done with its decision is say that there is no necessary connection between marriage and natural parenthood.”
“Marriage has always helped assign parental rights. So when a baby is born, the mother is the person who gave birth to the baby—that’s the typical rule—and then after that we answer “who’s the daddy?” by saying the mother’s husband; he’s presumed to be the father of the children the women gives birth to during the lifetime of their union.
With marriage now a gender-less institution, we have broken that connection between marriage and parenthood. Children don’t have natural parents anymore; they have legal parents.”
There are individuals who oppose on gay marriage but raised by same sex couples also gave their statements. One was raised by a gay mom in Portland, Oregon.
Although her father remained involved in her life, when she began to reflect on her childhood and became a mother herself, she became convinced that no child should be deprived of a mother.
While still focused on cementing gains in marriage equality, activists spoke of the need for attention on issues of housing and other matters relevant to seniors. While many people rely on family and children as they age.
Supreme court gay marriage, other issues include the push to codify protections at the federal level, and secure protections at the state level specifically for the transgender population.
Services are needed for the significant share of homeless youths who are gay, lesbian and transgender, activists said.