Despite the 10th Amendment affording those powers not delegated to the United States in the Constitution, the Supreme Court will be ruling on same-sex marriage sometime this June. The following is excerpted from an open letter to Supreme Court Justice Kennedy by way of the Kona Tea Party newsletter and it all comes down to this: Government should promote the well-being of children. In fact, children are the only reason the government should have any stake in the discussion at all.
“There is no difference between the value and worth of heterosexual and homosexual persons. We all deserve equal protection and opportunity in academie, housing, employment, and medical care, because we are all humans created in the image of God.
A child placed in a same-sex household is automatically deprived of at least one critical parental relationship and a vital dual-gender influence. This is done totally without consent of the child. Making policy that intentionally deprives children of their fundamental rights is something that we should not endorse, incentivize, or promote.
Kids want their mother and father to love them, and to love each other. And children have a right to be loved by their mother and their father. If you ask a child raised by a lesbian couple if they love their two moms, you’ll probably get a resounding “yes!” Ask about their father, and you are in for either painful silence, a confession of gut-wrenching longing, or the recognition that they have a father that they wish they could see more often.
Redefining marriage redefines parenthood. It moves us well beyond our “live and let live” philosophy into the land where our society promotes a family structure where children will always suffer loss. Their right to be loved by their mother and/or father will be stripped from them. All of this to validate the emotions of adults? Gay marriage is seen as a triumph of civil rights, but what about the civil rights of these children?
The letter ends with author Katy Faust, raised by lesbian parents, praising Justice Kennedy for his consistency when ruling on the well-being of children and imploring him to stay the course. We’ll all have to wait and see.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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