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Support for Same-sex Marriage Crosses Party Lines

MyBestEffort Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:54 PM
I understand the happiness of adults who want to share their love with each other, my problem is what about children. Girls who will never be able to call a woman "mommy". Will never be comforted as a child and then a teen by someone who can really relate to what they are physically feeling? Or a boy who also won't be comforted by a woman or be given advice from someone of the opposite sex that understands those of the same sex. Or the boy who will never see how men actually behave when they are under stress or happy or scared. Will not be held or comforted by a man who can share and relate to the changes that a boy undergoes. I am sorry, I am truly sympathetic to these same sex couples, but it is discrimination AGAINST children.
America is Over Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:27 PM
As I've gotten older, I see that kids want a mother. Not a warm and caring father. A mother.
du2 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:25 PM
You don't know any gay parents do you? Their lives are not so profoundly isolated from the opposite sex. They DO adapt. They have their own parents and other relatives, people close to them in their lives of the op sex, or they are in churches, sports, the arts or Scouts or other family orgs that can influence their children about the op sex. Just as parents who don't have the same ethnicity as their adopted children do the same thing. Or the way a musical child in the family of the tone deaf would find the people to fill that void. Same if they had a child or parents who have a disability. You don't know what you're talking about.
du2 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:29 PM
Gay men and women tend to have a wealth of the opposite sex in their lives, actually. It's impossible NOT to. Your prejudice in assuming they don't, doesn't mean your ignorance deserves indulgence. And especially when it comes to civil law and rights. I'd lost both of my parents by the age of 15. Parents are not immortal, nor can the gov't ensure or enforce that a child will have a bio mother and father who are married all their lives. However, if it's agreed that children need married parents, then there is no reason that the children of gay parents need married parents any less than another child.
Marie150 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:09 PM
It is a huge perversion used by those that desire more power.
Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:04 PM
But we must be sympathetic to the pathetic, men with homosexuality need anchor babies to pretend they're OK, they cite these kids constantly for legitimization, what about that?
Troglodite Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:00 PM
MBE:

All true, but from the point of view of those opposed to you it is all about "me, me, me" and the kids will just have to adjust--if they bother to have any, that is.
Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 12:59 PM
Nailed it...but what if a baby...sold for cash....really helped folks like Mulberry feel better about himself?
du2 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:32 PM
So, by what purpose to heteros have children then? You really think you know ALL the motives behind why hetero people have babies. Many of whom they couldn't care less about, and abandon by the millions at will? Or don't consider the poverty or unmarried status they are in before conceiving them? Judging the motives of gay people to have children gives less consideration to the fact that the harder it is to have a child, the more they are appreciated. And since gay adults have to be FAR more thoughtful and prepared, that they don't get credit for that isn't surprising. It's just stupid.
In an opinion article in the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman announced that he has changed his mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

He wrote that on learning that one of his sons is gay he "wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister."

He is not the only prominent Republican to come to this view in this way. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is another.

And at the Conservative Political Action Committee convention, a panel sponsored by the...