On November 8, 2016, America will make a historic vote. I am begging that you vote for love, equality, respect, and decency. I am begging that you cast a vote in favor of my family's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
While it's important to seek the advice of agencies, lawyers, and professionals, it's also important to hear real stories from other people who already went through the experience.
My parents took a huge step not only for themselves, but also for many other gay couples all around the world. They made history and I couldn't be more proud of them.
Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez is facing loss of tenure and his teaching position at the State University of California because of trumped up charges based on lies and reverse discrimination.
Children need and deserve for both parents raising them to have full parental rights. Children need this regardless of their parents' sexual orientation. Thus, same sex couples are fighting for what they are calling "adoption equality."
All a state is doing when it imposes restrictions is shrinking its pool of prospective parents and, as a result, decreasing the odds that children in its custody will ever live in permanent, loving and successful families.
The reality is that adoption is a lifelong experience and finding a "forever family" is only the first step to meeting the needs of adoptive children.
A birth certificate is issued to legally register every birth. It is a vital record documenting the facts of a birth. It memorializes the arrival of each and every human being - setting the date, time, and location of that auspicious and unique event.