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LGBT parents are denied legal rights and financial benefits.

One of the strongest arguments for full marriage equality is that when the law doesn’t recognize the relationship between gay and lesbian couples raising children, that lack of recognition harms their children in measurable ways.

One parent may not be recognized as the child’s legal parent; when a child is denied a second legal parent, that child is likelier to end up without a stable and secure environment; when the parents are unable to access financial benefits that accrue to legally married people, this inequality harms the whole family, including their children.

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