RECENT  POSTS:  » Eleven Republican US Sens. give anti-gay conservatives a taste of a near and less divisive future » NOM proudly touts #March4Marriage backers who believe homosexuality 'should be treated by society as immoral, dangerous perversion' » Video: Gee, with compelling videos like this one, I just can't imagine why the anti-gay right is losing in court » #TBT: Even after legal equality, Americans—and particularly religious Americans—struggle to accept certain marriages » Indiana threatens its commerce, tourism dollars, reputation, general welfare of its citizenry » Video: AFA prez expounds on organization's movement-destructive ad by adding even more religious fervor » NOM resorts to blatant lying in its 2015 #March4Marriage materials » NOM coalition partner: America will fall unless you March For Marriage » AFA helps SCOTUS see that opposition to *civil* marriage equality is all about religious fervor » Video: Did this Texas 'biblical marriage' rally assemble least diverse crowd in recorded human history?  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

11/02/2011

Every Child Deserves [the kind of] Family [that fits Janice Crouse's] Act

by Jeremy Hooper

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is introducing the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, a measure that would remove sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status as barriers between prospective adoptive or foster parents and the countless children who need a loving home. Or in Concerned Women For America's Janice Crouse's eyes: An experiment that would ruin kids' lives:

"Something around 65,000 adopted children and 14,000 foster children live in homes that are headed by non-heterosexuals, and yet the data very overwhelmingly says these homes are not as good for children," Crouse notes. "They don't even come close to being as good for children as a married couple -- mom and dad -- family."

"That agenda is being advanced at the expense of our children and at the expense of the future of our country," the CWA spokesperson laments. "When you have children who are being used as guinea pigs like this, it's totally unwarranted
."
NY senator encouraging family 'experiment' [ONN]

And by "our country," Crouse of course means the country of heterosexist, "pro-family" conservatives. Those of us who understand that LGBT people are part of the world may pay taxes and contribute in immeasurable ways, but those are not the dues that make for a "real American" in the minds of folks like Crouse. For that crowd, America means subscribing to the "values" of a self-appointed vocal few, even it comes at the expense of the birth-appointed us.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails