A Texas judge has denied Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs the chance to adopt each other's child and the right to have their names on the birth certificates of each.
According to the latest Gallup poll, 63 percent of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to legally adopt children.
An Israeli study revealed that the brain activity of gay fathers when they are around their children resembles the development of both heterosexual mothers and fathers.
The state's Supreme Court finds that a county magistrate misinterpreted state law by claiming a woman could not adopt her partner's children because the couple are not married.
A court decision paves the way for those in civil partnerships to begin adopting children.