Amidst the bigoted language and media that is bombarding Californians to vote Yes on Proposition 8 to ban Same Sex Marriage, with its marginalization of the gay community and its underlying hate message backed by such religious organizations like the Mormon Church ( Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), Focus on the Family and other Christian Fundametalists groups, there is one big oversight that is coming to light.
Marriage was finally afforded to the hundreds of families of gay couples with children when the California Supreme Court overruled the ban in the summer. Now these children are reaching out in ads sponsored by Proud Parenting to remind all of us that this initiative affects them, too. So vote, No on Proposition 8. Please donate to the cause by going to: http://www.noonprop8.com/
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It’s hard to believe in this age of troubled relationships that people are unwilling to recognize love and commitment.
What about the children in California?
Is Proposition 8 child abuse?
Do children’s mental and emotional well-being matter?
In California, imagine how SAFE the young children of gay or lesbian parents are feeling during this PROPOSITION 8 INSANITY.
Would children feel SAFE if they knew other families were voting, for God’s sake, VOTING on whether their parents deserved the right to be married and treated fairly in society?
How SAFE would a boy feel knowing some parents and teachers do not believe his own family is the same as their families?
How SAFE would a girl feel knowing some children do not believe her own family deserves “the same” as their families?
Now even young children ECHO this intolerance on the playground, thanks to their parents hateful words and ideas. How sick for the children of the YES ON PROP 8 crowd to feel more deserving than other children and their parents! Many children already know and love their gay uncles, lesbian grandmothers, and other FAMILY MEMBERS who are LGBTI, so we have created a hideous world with PROPOSITION 8 and other amendments like it in the U.S. Children are living in a world where they are witnessing adults spending MILLIONS and MILLIONS of dollars FOR or AGAINST their FAMILY.
Children deserve to grow up in a world where they BELONG.
Children deserve to grow up feeling SAFE.
How sick of a society that we ALLOW family rights to be VOTED ON?
Straight and gay children are being raised by straight and gay parents, but the government forgot that we are ALL interconnected in our families and in society. So now PROPOSITION 8 has brought children into this culture war, a war based on the assumption that some families deserve more legal rights and protections than other families in times of sickness, death, and divorce [for starters]. SICK.