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

Sunday, February 12, 2012
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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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