Kalley Yanta, the Minnesota marriage twinkie is at it again. This time she asks, rhetorically, “Isn’t it true that children don’t really need a mom and a dad – any two living parents will do?” Aside from the intellectual dishonesty of begging the question;

This has absolutely nothing to do with same-sex marriage!

This is designed to evoke a predetermined response. It seems that every time someone claims, regarding marriage equality, that children do best with a mommy and a daddy, we indulge them with a
discourse on the fundamental soundness of gays as parents. It’s irrelevant.

Regardless of the status of marriage equality, the same heterosexual
couples are going to unite in the same marriages, crank out the same
children and sue for the same divorces. Whether or not gays are
permitted to marry does not affect who raises a single child.

Now if people are concerned about kids, it is a fact of life that gays
are raising about two million children in the United States. Many of
those parents are in committed unions and their children deserve the
stability and security of having married parents.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.