Meryl B. Rosenberg, Esq. explains why LGBT parents must protect their families' rights in her article for


A leading adoption and parenting network,, features Meryl B. Rosenberg's advice for married LGBT parents. Her article, Marriage Equality Does Not Ensure Adoption Equality explains what LGBT parents must do to protect their parental rights.

How the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision will affect married LGBT parents' rights — and if marriage alone is enough for the recognition of those rights — remains to be seen. The legal aspects of gay and lesbian parentage continue to be complex. States may still deny same-sex parents the legal protections of parenthood despite their marital status.

Read the full article, Marriage Equality Does Not Ensure Adoption Equality.

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