Sunday, May 5, 2013

Robert Lopez continues to make case against counterfeit "marriage" from child's perspective

Another insightful and powerful essay by Robert Oscar Lopez, himself raised in a same-sex household, on the dangers of same-sex "marriages" for children.

Justice Kennedy's 40,000 Children

"During the oral arguments about Proposition 8, Justice Anthony Kennedy referred to children being raised by same-sex couples. Since I was one of those children—from ages 2-19, I was raised by a lesbian mother with the help of her partner—I was curious to see what he would say.

I also eagerly anticipated what he would say because I had taken great professional and social risk to file an amicus brief with Doug Mainwaring (who is gay and opposes gay marriage), in which we explained that children deeply feel the loss of a father or mother, no matter how much we love our gay parents or how much they love us. Children feel the loss keenly because they are powerless to stop the decision to deprive them of a father or mother, and the absence of a male or female parent will likely be irreversible for them.
Over the last year I’ve been in frequent contact with adults who were raised by parents in same-sex partnerships. They are terrified of speaking publicly about their feelings, so several have asked me (since I am already out of the closet, so to speak) to give voice to their concerns."

Mr. Lopez sees that the contradiction is literally basic, fundamental:

"The richest and most successful same-sex couple still cannot provide a child something that the poorest and most struggling spouses can provide: a mom and a dad. Having spent forty years immersed in the gay community, I have seen how that reality triggers anger and vicious recrimination from same-sex couples, who are often tempted to bad-mouth so-called 'dysfunctional' or 'trashy' straight couples in order to say, 'We deserve to have kids more than they do!'

But I am here to say no, having a mom and a dad is a precious value in its own right and not something that can be overridden, even if a gay couple has lots of money, can send a kid to the best schools, and raises the kid to be an Eagle Scout."

This was the exact point of the "Marriage Matters to Kids" videos (right down to the name), created prior to the 2008 Proposition 8 election.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Rober Lopez!

What research is Senator Paul Ryan using for this opinion reversal?

Mr. Lopez. I hope your story and statements reach the ears of Senator Paul Ryan who now states that gay adoption will benefit children who otherwise would not be adopted.

I hope all will write and urge Sen Ryan to return to former-- pro-child -- no gay adoption position for the sake of the children.