A gay father and his daughter talk about family and marriage equality at OakPark.com:
My partner, Lee Neubecker, and I adopted our two children, Michael, 9, and Braiden, 10, in 2009. Since they have two dads, both kids have been following the issue of marriage equality.
Braiden literally screamed out “Yes!” when she heard President Obama mention in his inaugural address that gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry. It brought a tear to my eye and at that moment I thought I should help her get her message out to those who can help our family gain equality in Illinois.
As our House Representatives reflect on their current positions concerning marriage equality, I hope they keep in mind that there are thousands of children involved in this issue whose families are not treated equally under the law. These children don’t understand why the government refuses to allow their parents to marry. They don’t understand what a “civil union” is. They do understand fairness.
Read the whole thing at the link above.