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You mean same-sex families have children? Alert the Marines!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The entitlement and audacity of some who oppose LGBTQ equality never ceases to amaze me.

Of all of the false hysterical claims they make, the one about children has to take the cake.

“If marriage equality is accepted, children will be forced to learn about gays.”

The nerve of such statement is exceeded by its inanity. Same-sex families are raising children across America and guess what? These children are attending public schools and are being vocal about their families, as they should be.

So to all of those so-called moral folks who think they own the patent on the word “family,” marriage equality doesn’t need to be legalized for your child to know about same-sex families. The odds that they probably have classmates in same-sex homes are very good.

As it should be. Any home which provides love and support ought to be celebrated.

A perfect example of this is the following video in which Spencer Perry, 17 — son of Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Steir — talsk about the damage Prop. 8 has caused his family, and what has changed because of last week’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Perry is not a hypothetic. He is a reality — one of many:

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15 more reader comments:

  1. “If marriage equality is accepted, children will be forced to learn about gays.”

    I guess we that are not straight just don’t exist to some people.. xD

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:46pm
  2. BOOGA BOOGA BOOGA.

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:46pm
  3. “Forced to learn about gays” Oh no! Knowledge and acceptance!

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:50pm
  4. is gay and I really dont care what you say about it!

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:53pm
  5. How dare they have children, Do you mean to tell me that they give these kids stable homes instead of them being in foster homes. Well i never they should be hung.

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:55pm
  6. this stuff causes me to want to do bad things to ignorant ppl…. lol

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 1:57pm
  7. I think some of these folks should live with a same sex household family for a month. Let them see how normal our lives are.

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:06pm
  8. its crazy how illiterate people are
    SMDH
    THE THINGS I WOULD SAY TO THE PUBLIC… JUS PUT ME ON CNN OR ANYTHING. I THINK THE PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR FROM US NORMAL LGBT INSTEAD OF POLITICIANS!

    JusSaying

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:11pm
  9. ^ not trying to bash you, but your use of the word illiterate is incorrect. i think you mean ignorant. illiterate means the inability to read or write.

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:54pm
  10. Knowledge is indeed power

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:59pm
  11. And they may stop thinking that slavery was just a short, mildly unfortunate chapter in American history! And that Japanese internment was actually a big deal! And that the Holocaust actually happened! Oh good heavens no!

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:21pm
  12. They have only two feet to put in their mouth so sooner or later they will shut the f*** up…

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:38pm
  13. oh no! children will learn acceptance! whatever shall we do! (jerks)

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 6:02pm
  14. I am proud to say that both my parents are gay. People ask how that’s possible yet you just think about it. Does that mean that I am gay? Not necessarily. I’m a product of a gay family. I grew up with two moms, and a gay dad, and I am proud of that. If the world doesn’t accept people for their sexuality, that is the worlds downfall, not my familys.

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 6:22pm
  15. U mean rightwing extremist’s have electricity?

    Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 6:28pm