Gay Couples, Freedom, and the Right to Raise Children


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Gay Couples, Freedom, and the Right to Raise Children
Abigail Garner was five years old when her parents divorced and her father told her that he was, in fact, a homosexual man. Garner talks about how this changed her identity, first making her confused but then, giving her an increased understanding of her father and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Now, she speaks out as an advocate to LGBT rights and is proud of her upbringing, feeling that it made her into a stronger, more unique person who became closer to her parents and acquired a stronger understanding of her own identity. This is the plight of the gay couple- overcoming prejudice and showing that they, too, can have children and raise them to be healthy,...
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.....eir lifestyles and freedoms given to them by United States Citizenship.
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