Mark Maxwell (pictured right) and Timothy Young (pictured left) have been together for over two decades, marrying in January in the District of Columbia. The couple is also raising four boys they adopted out of foster care. However, they cannot jointly adopted the boys due to the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and the ban on same-sex marriage in their home state of North Carolina.
They speak on both their long relationship (Mark met Timothy at 17) and the personal and potential legal struggles they face in the short video "A Tale of Two Dads." Footage of the family's home life, with shots of the boys' Christmas stockings, as well as of their wedding in D.C., with both of them wearing matching top hats, is particularly touching. Watch it below.