Two gay men adopted a teenage boy who had been brutally neglected as a child, according to the August 26 edition of People Magazine. No one else would adopt the troubled youth, found emaciated and eating dog food at age 3. Should laws prohibiting gay marriage prevent gay couples from adopting a child whose only opportunity for family life is in a gay family? Louisiana law permits adoption by single people if they are deemed suitable following a home study and if other requirements are met. However, Louisiana does not permit marriage between people of the same sex. If you are gay and wish to adopt, you should seek legal counsel to guide you through the adoption process.