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01/24/2011

On hominids, ad hominem: Enemy of our ring fingers says we hate rest of body

by Jeremy Hooper

We've endured scores of insults and slights in this wholly unprovoked, wholly unnecessary "culture war." But "enemies of the human body" might just be a new one:

"As time goes on, it will become more obvious that “marriage equality” requires us, men, women and children alike, to ignore biology. Some women who have children with female partners will find that sharing the care of her child with another woman, is not the same as sharing the care of her child with the child’s father. Some men who agree to be sperm donors as “friends” will find that they want more of 6A00D8341C503453Ef0134869B7735970C-1a relationship with their own children than they had anticipated. And some children are going to have feelings about their absent parents, uncomfortable questions about their origins, and complex emotions about being partially purchased.

Advocates of same sex marriage typically respond, “That’s just biology,” as if biology were nothing. These advocates are asking people to set aside the natural attachment of parents to their own children, the natural difficulties of treating another person’s child as if they were your own, the natural desires of children to know who they are and where they came from. And these advocates are asking the whole of society to ignore sexual differentiation in parenthood: no mothers, no fathers, just generic parents.
These enemies of the human body seem to forget that there are no generic people, just men and women.

As acceptance of gender-neutral marriage spreads throughout society, some same sex couples will not be “gay:” they will be forming same sex unions of convenience. And even among the gays and lesbians who marry, not all of them will be the most committed ideologues. Some will just want to live the ordinary lives that advocates of same sex marriage have been promising them. But biology will assert itself.
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-Jennifer Roback Morse from the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute

"Wait, that's the full spectrum of biology," said even a particularly restrictive practitioner of evangelical homeschooling.

Stay classy, careless limitation.

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*Of course NOM loves this. They're prominently featuring Jennifer's piece on the NOM blog.

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*Oh, and as for referring to certain kids as "partially purchased"? How unbelievably brutish can one get?! It's not even a gay-specific knock: It's an all-encompassing affront to a myriad of situations that fall outside of Morse's accepted "norm."

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