I’d like to open by saying that any person who would choose to actively, proudly deny basic rights (including marriage) to any person on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is a moral failure and literally a waste of a human life that cannot be redeemed by any other quality. If you are such a person and you are reading this, two things:
1) Do not bother with your embarrassing rationalizations. I don’t care. No one believes them outside of your flock of bigots (and to re-iterate, all of your opinions are worthless).
2) Because everything about you is wrong, you may believe that you are elevated and blessed in your day to day life, thereby putting you in a position to control/punish others and endlessly rhapsodize on about your weird beliefs as if that is some kind of didactic opportunity. People, out of sheer pity and awkwardness, may not tell you are so far below the rest of society that you do not merit any kind of audience, but that is indeed the case. This article is written to express solidarity with the GLBTI/Allies community and not as a receptacle for the endless garbage that comes out of your person.
So it bothers me that a lot of people who rail against gay marriage talk about how they are pro-family and how kids need parents. Queer folk have a fuck ton of kids, in addition to the ones who ARE kids. This virulent homophobia is so noxious that it is absolutely splits up families every day. What about those queer kids who need their parents’ affection, encouragement and acceptance? What about those blended households with same sex parents who are caring for their innocent children? What about the queer kids whose parents DO understand, but end up succumbing to suicide, or being victims of hate crimes? Do they deserve it? Do their families deserve it?
Every time I go to a marriage equality event, it’s like a latchkey program gone berserk. Seriously. It’s overrun with every make and model of these kids, and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s not only the little WASP toddlers that have needs, yaknow?