Children need and deserve for both parents raising them to have full parental rights. Children need this regardless of their parents' sexual orientation. Thus, same sex couples are fighting for what they are calling "adoption equality."
All a state is doing when it imposes restrictions is shrinking its pool of prospective parents and, as a result, decreasing the odds that children in its custody will ever live in permanent, loving and successful families.
A birth certificate is issued to legally register every birth. It is a vital record documenting the facts of a birth. It memorializes the arrival of each and every human being - setting the date, time, and location of that auspicious and unique event.