"The court has long held that laws that harm children in order to express moral disapproval of adults conduct violate the Equal Protection Clause. (Specifically, the justices invalidated laws that gave illegitimate children fewer benefits than legitimate children to encourage adults to procreate in wedlock.) Kennedys Windsor opinion gestured toward these precedents, noting that the federal gay marriage ban humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples.Source: Supreme Court 2015: For Kennedy, it was all about the children.
It takes a village!
Join ours. Before we were parents, we were people. Sign up for tips and stories from parents who get it.