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Boy Adopted by Gay Dads Says to Chief Justice John Roberts: You and I Both Know That Family Goes Deeper Than Blood

Families come in all shapes and sizes but have one thing in common: love.  As the March 26-27 hearing dates near for the legal challenges to Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington Post observes that the families of the Supreme Court justices themselves exemplify the diverse American family:

There’s a widow who was a pioneer of the “modern marriage” and someone who never wed. Two divorcees.

There is a husband who married relatively late in life and adopted two children. Another is a prolific procreator, with enough children to field a baseball team and enough grandchildren to form a basketball league.

One is in an interracial marriage, which would have been illegal in his state only 20 years before his wedding.

It was the mention of the adoptive parent, Chief Justice John Roberts, that captured the attention of Daniel Martinez-Leffew.  Daniel, a 12-year-old boy from California, had been told by foster care officials that he was unadoptable because he has a congenital defect. But that didn’t stop his dads Jay and Bryan from adopting Daniel and his sister into their loving family seven years ago.

When Daniel learned that Justice Roberts and his wife Jane have also adopted two children, he reached out with this video letter:

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Boy Adopted by Gay Dads to Chief Justice John Roberts: You and I Both Know that Family Goes Deeper than Blood

Families come in all shapes and sizes but have one thing in common: love.  As the March 26-27 hearing dates near for the legal challenges to Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington Post observes that the families of the Supreme Court justices themselves exemplify the diverse American family:

There’s a widow who was a pioneer of the “modern marriage” and someone who never wed. Two divorcees.

There is a husband who married relatively late in life and adopted two children. Another is a prolific procreator, with enough children to field a baseball team and enough grandchildren to form a basketball league.

One is in an interracial marriage, which would have been illegal in his state only 20 years before his wedding.

It was the mention of the adoptive parent, Chief Justice John Roberts, that captured the attention of Daniel Martinez-Leffew.  Daniel, a 12-year-old boy from California, had been told by foster care officials that he was unadoptable because he has a congenital defect. But that didn’t stop his dads Jay and Bryan from adopting Daniel and his sister into their loving family seven years ago.

When Daniel learned that Justice Roberts and his wife Jane have also adopted two children, he reached out with this video letter:

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