In Alabama, explains Andy Page, who grew up near Birmingham and hopes to someday adopt a child with his husband Lee Hawk, a gay couple cannot adopt jointly, so they must choose one person to be the adoptive parent. Will the dress code be black tie or cocktail attire? Victoria and Lita first met in at a rally that Victoria — then working for Code Pink — helped organize. Gay or straight, married or not: With such shaky legal protection, Victoria and Lita came to see having a shared last name as a necessity and hoped it would help them be viewed as family in case of an emergency, such as a trip to the hospital.
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