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WATCH: Even With DNA Evidence, Gay Texas Dads Still Denied Adoption Rights

After being denied the right to cross-adopt or be listed on their newborn twin’s birth certificates, Texas couple Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs have begun making the media rounds to explain a situation they say they never expected to be in, and which they fear will leave their children vulnerable should one of them become absent. …

The couple’s convoluted situation is representative of what’s wrong with U.S. family protection laws, according to Gabriel Blau, executive director at the Family Equality Council. In the same interview with Tamron Hall, he explains that nationally recognized equal marriage would alleviate some of the issues with cross-adoption that “patchwork” the U.S., but that even more reforms are needed to avoid leaving the adopted children of any couple, same-sex or not, at risk.

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