Children of Gays

October 25, 2011 - 2:35 PM
In this Oct. 22, 2011 photo provided by the family, Jeff Littlefield, left, and his husband Tommy Starling pose with their 5-year-old daughter, Carrigan Starling-Littlefield, at a friend's wedding in Pawley's Island, S.C. Starling and Littlefield became her parents through a surrogacy program in California and later got married in California during a brief period when same-sex marriage was legal there. Carrigan is among the fast-growing multitude of American children - likely more than 1.2 million - being raised by gay and lesbian parents. Increasingly, the welfare of these children will be a fundamental part of the campaigns seeking greater rights and legal recognition for gay and lesbian families. (AP Photo/Gregory Pittman)