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"We've had people come up and say it's great that you've been able to do this because obviously this child needed a wonderful family," says Bullard.
When Greg and Brian finalized the adoption of 18 month old Micah in January, they joined the 150 gay couples they know of in Middle Tennessee who've adopted.
"The adopted mother saw this as a family of love," says Copeland.
Because they can't legally marry here, they had to adopt separately, but Greg and Brian have hope that won't always be the case.
"I was the first parent on the adoption," says Copeland.
This week the American Academy of Pediatrics said science has found no difference between a child who grows up with gay or lesbian parents or heterosexual parents.
"What every child needs is love, 2 parents in an ideal situation and to see families like us and parents like us are gonna be just as good as another parent," says Copeland.
Not everyone sees it that way, though. Tennessee lawmakers considered banning gay adoptions in 2005 and Tennessee's David Fowler released this statement:
"The AAP's position is social activism wrapped in science used to serve as propaganda in the cultural war against the natural family, which is the foundational unit of humanity."
Greg and Brian believe critics might see things differently if they spent a little time in their home. Greg and Brian have had custody of Micah since birth and Brian was even in the birthing room. He was able to finalize his side of the adoption in November, while Greg finalized his in January.
Friday, March 22 2013, 01:09 AM CDT
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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