Today’s Facebook Status:

Reason #8 Why I’m a Democrat: When I was 9 years old, my dad legally adopted me, giving him all of the rights and responsibilities of parenthood. (BTW, I wish my parents would have changed my name to Jeremiah when I became a Webster!) Pauland have occasionally considered adopting a child. We could certainly provide a stable, nurturing home to a child in need. One of the biggest inhibitors to adoption is that Ohio currently does not allow second-parent adoptions, meaning that the most likely scenario would be for one of us to adopt while the other would have no legal rights or responsibilities for that child, a situation that is unworkable for most families, not just gay parents. Indeed, my own adoption by my dad would have been prohibited by Ohio law. President Obama has stated his unequivocal support for the rights of same-sex couples to adopt. Romney and the Republican Party are generally against individuals and gay couples adopting children.

The Ohio law only applied to unmarked couples. So, I was wrong to think my adoption by my dad would have been prohibited.

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