Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?
It is important to teach children how to avoid being seized, how to resist a potential captor and how to escape. Kids are vulnerable and trusting, and it is our job as parents to remind them of basic safety rules.
It's time to demand that local laws be held to the standard of state and federal law. Doing so may be a start to fixing how local law enforcement treats commercially sexually exploited and trafficked people of all ages.
Only SVU could celebrate its 300th episode with a gut-wrenching story about child abduction and pedophilia. "Manhattan Vigil" showcased the dramatic chops that have made Law and Order: Special Victims Unit a television staple for the last 14 years.