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Baby-bust argument overlooks gap in marriage, adoption rights

In his column “Beware the baby bust generation” (Op-ed, Dec. 16) Jeff Jacoby laments: “What happens to a society that increasingly turns its back on marriage and babies?”

As a gay man married to his partner of 32 years, and having raised two adopted children, I know there are thousands of same-sex couples throughout the United States who yearn for the right to marry, and who would also be willing, were they legally permitted, to adopt and raise children who are now living in foster homes or orphanages.

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