I have to admit that love is a very important part of a family, but it isn't everything a child needs. A child needs a same gender parent to learn from. A boy learns how to act in a man's world by looking at the men in his home. A girl learns how women communicate by living with women. When you take away that gender parent, you leave a hole in the child's learning. Visiting "Uncle Larry" on the weekends doesn't cut it.
I also remember learning that girls learn about femininity, and boys learn about masculinity from their same gender parent. This is built up over days, and weeks, and months, and years of living together. The little boys in my family watched everything their Dad did. They would try to imitate him shaving, or doing other daily chores. Children learn more by watching than most people realize.
Another thing that I remember learning in a child development class is that men and women interact differently with a baby. Women tend to be more nurturing and soft spoken. Men tend to be more physical and energetic. I remember a video I took of my husband playing with my first born child in the hospital. He was wiggling her legs, and clapping her hands, and bouncing her around. My initial instincts were to tell him to be more gentle. But I had learned that this kind of play is actually good for a baby's development. They need both kinds of interaction.
I guess I feel a little sorry for those two little baby boys who were born in to the home of the two lesbian women. Yes, those little boys will be loved. Yes, they will be cherished. But I regret that they will miss out on the one thing that my children had; the influence of a father and a mother.