I didn't engage in procreation when I became a mom. I adopted a little girl who needed a family. And it was the most joyous, amazing, life altering thing I've ever done.
I recognize families as those families define themselves. I don't care about legal documents that state that someone is married to someone else, or bloodlines of children or siblings. I recognize the reality of complex families, with absentee parents or step parents or weekend dads and weekday moms. I recognize the grandmas raising their grandchildren, and the young adult siblings raising their little brothers or sisters.
Laws need to catch up to reality. Gay and lesbian families are not going to go away. And whether they have kids or not, they are real families.