Four young kids whose mother has a drug problem and whose father is absent have been taken in by their uncle. The Utah authorities now insist on removing the four kids and putting them in foster care. Why? Their uncle is gay and has a partner:
The men have been together for five years, both are natives of Utah, both are employed, and neither has a criminal history. The state will have to split the four siblings up if it succeeds in removing from their uncles’ home; it’s almost impossible to find a foster home that will take four children.
The eldest kid, eleven years' old, explains:
"I would rather live with my mom. But if I can't, I’d rather live here."
Utah disagrees. Dan Savage has the rest.
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