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  •  Heard a nice commentary on "This Way Out" (2+ / 0-)
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    LuvSet, Calamity Jean

    today ("the international gay and lesbian radio magazine", thoughtfully carried by my local public radio station).  

    The point was made that "Think of the children!" has long been a mainstay of anti-gay activists, from Anita Bryant onward.  Even Prop 8 in California was advertised as necessary to protect schoolchildren from the necessity of learning in school that gay unions are valid.  

    But NOW the shoe is on the other foot!  A mark of just how pervasive is the sea change in public opinion, now "Think of the children!" is an argument on OUR side!  Once cited, in fact, by Justice Kennedy, who pointed out during oral arguments that some 40,000 California children stand to be directly HARMED by denying legal marriage to their same-sex parents.  

    Yes, the children of gays are children too, righties.  Think of THEM for a change!  And now ... we are!

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:44:48 PM PDT

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