Adoption is a process that is still inaccessible to many, leaving countless children without families.
Even marriage equality will not end the struggles that numerous families face daily.
Millions of children across the country helped make marriage equality a reality in so many homes.
Performances by Melissa Etheridge, Darren Criss, Adam Lambert and Amber Patrice Riley were incredible, and the red carpet was crowded with stars supporting Family Equality Council on Saturday. Check out the sights and sounds.
The Family Equality Council and Yale University have partnered to create an interactive timeline, and Yale is preserving an archive of materials on the LGBT family equality movement.