We recently provided emergency support to the Czech Republic. Members of Parliament were fighting to legalize same-sex marriage and were flooded with activists talking about how same-sex marriage would benefit children. We sent them the actual story of a woman who was raised by two dads, talking about why children have a right to their mother and father.

Samantha, a fellow advocate with Them Before Us, created a video to share with lawmakers in the Czech Republic debating the legality of same-sex marriage and same-sex parenting. She noted that while she was well loved by her two gay dads, she hungered for a mother. Samantha has previously written about children’s rights to be placed with an adoptive mother and father in this article, “I Was Raised by Two Gay Men. I Still Think Children Deserve to be Adopted into a Home with a Mother and a Father.”