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Justices debate impact same sex marriages have on children

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Ian Eaves is 24, a Baylor graduate, and is earning his PHD in physics at Drexel University. He's clearly on his way. He was also raised by two moms since he was six, Darcy and Jennifer. To him it was completely normal.

"It doesn't feel strange. It's not the growing up that's strange. It's the people reacting negatively or unusual to it."

He says believe it or not he was never teased about it. He says even at the relatively conservative Baylor.

His mom Jennifer says she worried about him. Birth mom Darcy says she did her best to arm his psychologically and emotionally.

She says he and his handled it very well, for the most part.

"I think he had times when he was growing up into his own identity that he struggled, that he didn't want to be judged for who his parents were. But I didn't think that's because someone treated him poorly."

While the Supreme Court justices were hearing the suit over California's Proposition 8, justices debated the impact same sex marriage had on the children.

Justice Kennedy, a possible swing vote, showed he has sympathy for them.

"There's some 40 thousand children in California, according to the red brief, that live with same sex parents. and they want their parents to have full recognition and full status. The voice of those children is important in this case - don't you think?"

But the court has indicated it might not make any broad rulings or maybe any ruling at all.

There may be issues regarding the standing of the parties in the case. However, Ian remains optimistic. He says people of his generation think very differently than the people on the Supreme Court today.

"Long term I'm hopeful. I can't imagine this ends any way but in equality. That's one of the great things about our country, we always end up on the right side of equality."

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