Across the nation, thousands of children are in need of stable homes and families to call their own. Caught in the foster care system or eligible for adoption, many children with these dire needs are living within the state of Colorado. And though not all individuals have the ability to bring a child into their households through adoption or fostering, a number of same-sex couples look to these programs to become parents in their own right.
It has been quite a few good years for the lesbian, bi-sexual, gay and transgender, or LGBT community in the United States. The lifestyle is becoming more and more socially accepted and after decades of efforts, the LGBT obtained the right to marry in America.
Once marriage became equally available to opposite- and same-sex couples, many people assumed that all of family law was now LGBTQ-friendly. While it is true that the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions on same-sex marriage mandated equal protection for all, you may not realize how limited equal protection can be.