ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Sadie Lankford and her partner Rachel Roach are raising three girls in St. Louis.
The girls are Sadie’s biological children.
“I never really told them this is Rachel and she is my girlfriend,” Sadie said. “We just kind of all fit together.”
Sadie said before set met Rachel she was raising the children alone.
“They never really have seen me with a man,” Sadie said. “Rachel is all they know.”
Janelle Lankford, 11, is the oldest child.
“I don’t think it is anyone’s business if I have two moms,” Janelle said.
Janelle recently switched schools after she says kids, who knew she was being raised by same sex parents, called her a lesbian.
“No one really should be saying those things,” She said.
Sadie and Rachel told FOX 2 the only thing a “missing” from their family unit is a wedding ceremony.
However, same sex couples are not allowed to legally marry in Missouri.
“The girls fight over who would be a flower girl and hold the rings, but in reality we don’t have a wedding in our near future,” Sadie said.
Father Ryan describes it as a union that is only “physically possible” between a man and a woman.
“Sex acts cannot have the proper meaning if authentic one-flesh union is not possible,” Father Ryan said.
He also said that it is something only a married couple should share.
The Catholic Church is opposed to same sex marriage.
However, Sadie and Rachel said that they think they should be allowed to marry.