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Our necks craned as we peered up at the tiny television mounted from the classroom ceiling. The social studies teacher had put on a TV special about gay adoption. Two men appeared on screen, tears nudging the corners of their eyes as they talked with excitement about welcoming two sons into their family.

My friend Amber, whose eyes had been getting bigger and bigger as her mouth scrunched into a scowl of disapproval, suddenly…