Photo: Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, Has A Message for Justice Roberts About His Gay Dads
The adopted son of a gay couple recently recorded a video message for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts regarding California’s Proposition 8.
Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, lives in northern California with his dads Bryan and Jay and his younger sister.
Old enough to understand that his loving fathers are not legally able to marry in the state of California due to Prop 8, Daniel made the YouTube video to share how his family is no different than Justice Robert’s, who also has two adopted children.
Born with the genetic disorder known as Goldenhar Syndrome, Daniel says he was considered “unadoptable” by most, so it just goes to show how loving his fathers are and how important that they be recognized as a family like any other.
Bryan and Jay have their YouTube video and posted their son’s message there.
Here is what they had to say about Daniel’s video:
So our kids know that Prop 8 is coming to the Supreme Court soon and that could be a very big deal for our family. When they found out that one of the Justices hearing the case had two adopted children, they said, “Hey! They’re just like us!”...and so, in a moment that made his dads very proud, Daniel decided to write a letter to Justice Roberts in the hopes that he will see that our families are not so different.
Watch Daniel’s video here.