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Adopted Son of Gay Dads Writes Powerful Letter on Marriage Equality to SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts: VIDEO


Daniel, the 12-year-old son of the Leffew Family in Northern California (you may have seen some of their videos online), wrote a powerful letter to Chief Justice Roberts about the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, after reading that Roberts has two adopted children of his own.

Watch Daneil read his letter, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last week National Organization for Marriage Chairman John Eastman smeared Justice Roberts and his family by calling adopted children "second-best".

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  1. What an incredibly touching triumph! So moving! Way to go, Daniel - you'd make anyone proud to know you.

    Posted by: Geoff | Mar 18, 2013 2:56:22 PM

  2. Very moving.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Mar 18, 2013 2:58:54 PM

  3. When I was 12 I would have killed for that Star Wars collection. What a lucky kid to have supportive dads who are clearly awesome (and a son to match).

    Posted by: tetei | Mar 18, 2013 3:14:31 PM

  4. Even if Justice Roberts is too busy to actually read Daniel's letter, it's possible that someone on his staff will see it and report its contents. At the very least, let's hope this touching, beautifully expressed you-tube video goes viral - it's bound to win over hearts and minds.

    Posted by: Jerry | Mar 18, 2013 3:16:09 PM

  5. How could the parental love and interest and nurture shown by these parents in their children ever be improved ?

    I have watched them over the years as they grew in the most supportive caring family that could exist.
    Now they are becoming young teenagers with pride and dignity and maturity.What an example for any family.
    Just the best counter example against the hate and venom of the FRC et al.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 18, 2013 3:16:43 PM

  6. Damn Im still looking at all that Star Wars Swag. Lucky kid.

    Posted by: Lazycrockett | Mar 18, 2013 4:48:07 PM

  7. My god I just noticed that to the top right of his head is a star wars troop transporter, that's a rare find.

    Posted by: Lazycrockett | Mar 18, 2013 4:49:24 PM

  8. Very nicely written letter! This young man has talent.

    Posted by: reality | Mar 18, 2013 5:02:41 PM

  9. Actually those toys are part of his parents collection.

    Posted by: Reidsb | Mar 18, 2013 5:45:04 PM

  10. I cried through the whole video of this kid who is so real, authentic and raw in a beautiful heart felt speech.....I am jealous of his loving parents even though I grew up in a heterosexual 2 parent family...

    Posted by: Bernie | Mar 18, 2013 6:42:23 PM

  11. The Force is definitely with him.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 18, 2013 6:45:39 PM

  12. Well, i didn't cry for the first minute. Only the first minute.

    It's incredible that some people criticize gays for being ‘selfish’ for wanting to have children. Selfish are those who deny gays the chance to adopt while they ignore the pleas of children to be adopted.

    Posted by: David | Mar 18, 2013 6:56:43 PM

  13. Very touching! Hopefully this is prove that love is love, no matter the gender.

    Posted by: | Mar 18, 2013 7:26:31 PM

  14. Daniel's a good writer.

    Posted by: Glenn I | Mar 18, 2013 8:33:25 PM

  15. this young man said Goldenhar Syndrome,

    i heard: Golden Harp syndrom...

    the resounding music of His spirit rings true.

    interesting that he dreams of being a cook, as is food is God...
    but his beauty deserves to be seen.

    the sensory palate longs for the visage of Truth

    Posted by: my2cents | Mar 18, 2013 10:55:41 PM

  16. What a bright and beautiful child! The Dads did a great job raising him.

    Posted by: TC | Mar 19, 2013 12:12:31 AM

  17. Such lovely comments all have written. One hopes that Justice Roberts will read the young man's letter and reflect deeply upon the decision he will make as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

    If Justice Roberts has a heart, and a soul, how could he not rule that DOMA is unconstitutional and rule in favor of overturning Proposition 8?

    Therein lies our fear: that John Roberts is an ideologue, not an impartial justice, and he will be unable to surmount his errant ideology and fixed, prejudicial beliefs and consequently will vote with a reactionary majority that will sustain DOMA and Proposition 8.

    Daniel is one very fortunate, very intelligent and very articulate young man. Bless him, his sister and his very wonderful two dads.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 19, 2013 12:47:20 PM

  18. Great kid! Great dads!

    Posted by: billmiller | Mar 19, 2013 1:11:00 PM

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