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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

"Everyone in my family is adopted. I had less trouble with two moms and more issues with finding myself, you know, with race and ethnicity." -Zack Jones, 23, raised in upstate New York by his two mothers (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

The first time it was ever spoken about was when my mom bought this book ‘Daddy’s Roommate.’ -John Sheehy, 30, raised in Maine by his mom and his dad, who came out when he was 9 (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

"I slowly started to come out to people [about my mom] after college. It went from like a fourth- or fifth-date conversation to like a first-date conversation." -Dori Kavanaugh, 34, raised in New Jersey by her dad and mom, who came out when she was 8 (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

"My mom — it was her midlife crisis — some people get new cars, my mom got a new sexual orientation." -Ilana Toeplitz, 28, raised in Pittsburgh by her dad and her mom, who came out when she was 16 (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

I asked ‘Are you gay?’ and he says ‘Well, I haven’t had any experiences to be sure.’ And I think the next words out of my mouth were, ‘Dad, I’m pretty sure you’re gay.’ -Elizabeth Castellana, 34, raised in Boston by her mom and dad; he came out when she was in college (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

I remember a conversation with my mom where she was talking about how she would like to marry another woman. When I was really little I wanted to marry my best friend so I was like, ‘Oh, it’s like me and Sarah?’ She was like, ‘No, not like you and Sarah.’ -Kerry Cullen, 26, raised in New Jersey by her dad and mom, who came out when she was 11 (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

"My dad says if I hadn’t confronted him, his plan was to live the rest of his life being closeted." -Diana Scholl, 30, raised in Ossining, N.Y., by her mom and dad, who came out when she was in college (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

"As soon as I found out [my new school] had a gay-straight alliance, I just — it was amazing, to know that there are other kids my age — to realize that they were supportive of L.G.B.T. people. I wasn’t the only one who knew gay people, and it wasn’t this dark secret that I had to hide." -Allison Auldridge, 34, raised in Connecticut and Vermont by her mom and her mom’s partner (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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What Could Gay Marriage Mean for the Kids?

"I think it’s great for [my son] because he’s growing up with two grandpas and will never know the difference." -Lauren Harper, 31, raised in Kansas City, Mo., by her mom and dad, who came out when she was 7 (Image: Gabriela Herman)

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Tempest in a Toilet

There’s plenty standing between America’s children and safety. It’s seldom if ever a man in a dress in a stall at the highway rest stop, writes Frank Bruni. Find out the one thing he agrees with Trump on in this week's column. (Illustration: Ben Wiseman)