Supreme Court Decision Regarding Same Sex Marriage
The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States establishing that same sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry has a direct and beneficial effect on children. Specifically, the decision recognizes the dignity of all families and provides for the protection of children who are adopted or born into gay and lesbian families. This decision will allow all children to have legally recognized parents in every state and will guarantee that those children who are living with gay or lesbian parents will have secure and permanent relationships with them. In other words, each child will now have the benefit of two parents who are legally responsible for them. This can only benefit the children. The Supreme Court decision will now allow for the legally protected relationships between these parents and the children that they love and are raising. The Supreme Court decision was one in favor of children and to that extent it should be applauded.