Gay Family Values

Some of the states that are denying same-sex couples the right to marry are allowing them to adopt kids

Ray Ng for TIME

Clockwise from left to right Hollie Seeley and Christy Allen with their children, Amelia Allen-Seeley and Foster Allen-Seeley in Congress Park, Denver, CO.

Hollie Seeley and Christy Allen have been together for seven years, own a home in Denver and are raising two kids. So they were disappointed last fall when Colorado voters joined the bandwagon of states that ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. But the couple won a measure of vindication this spring when Governor Bill Ritter signed a bill making Colorado the 10th state to allow gay and lesbian partners to adopt children as couples instead of restricting parental rights to one partner. Now Seeley can legally adopt Allen's biological daughter Amelia, 2, and Allen can adopt Seeley's adopted son Foster,...

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