I guess the question is for US Americans mostly, but others feel free to weigh in. Let's take a fairly common scenario:
Two people are in love (I don't care if it's male-male, female-female, or male-female on the two people dynamic). They decide to marry, commit to a lifetime together. Have kids via sex or adoption. Raise those kids, teach them constructive behaviors, right and wrong, how to read, etc. in the hopes that the kids will grow up to be thoughtful, productive adults.
Do you think this scenario is most likely to succeed at producing thoughtful, contributing adults?
Do we, as a society, have an obligation to support them? Is their success our collective success? Is their failure our collective failure?
If you agree that there is an obligation, do you think that we, USA, are living up to it? If we are not living up to that obligation, what do you think we should be doing better or different?