Two gay men are suing the U.S. government over the citizenship of their adopted daughter.
Roee and Adiel Kiviti, two Israeli-born men and naturalized American citizens in a so-called same-sex marriage, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department, which has ruled that the child doesn't meet the standard for birthright citizenship.
The child, conceived through in-vitro fertilization using genetic material from Adiel and a donor-woman, was carried to term by a surrogate and born in Canada.
The State Department's rules are clear that this situation doesn't grant a child the right to be deemed an American citizen.
The lawsuit was filed last week in federal court in Maryland by LGBT activist groups Lambda Legal and Immigration Equality.
But health officials disagree. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its annual survey revealed that children from same-sex parent families are twice as likely to have psychological problems; suffer with developmental disabilities like ADHD; have learning or intellectual disabilities; almost twice as likely to need medical treatment for psychological problems and three times as likely to be prescribed medication for such problems.
While same-sex parents are fighting for their rights in the court of law and in the court of public opinion, the rights of children are being ignored.