We have some questions of our own.
The Prop 8 trial will be full of questions. Here at NOM and the Ruth Institute, we have a few questions of our own. We think the People of California, those people who had the audacity to vote for Prop 8, are on trial here. We are proud of our involvement in Prop 8, and we are proud to stand up for those voters. So, here are a few questions for those who are so eager to redefine marriage.
1. Do you seriously believe it is a “myth” or mere “prejudice” that children need their mothers and fathers?
2. Do you seriously believe that it is “beyond dispute” that redefining marriage will have no long term social consequences, except for making life better for same sex couples?
3. Do you really believe that mothers and fathers are interchangeable and that gender is irrelevant to parenting? If gender is really irrelevant, why do self-described “gays” insist on having a male sex partner? Why isn’t a really masculine woman just as acceptable as a male sex partner?
4. If you believe the law should be that “love makes a family,” do you seriously propose to make “love” a legally defined term?
5. Do children have any rights that adults are bound to respect? Not just the right to not be injured, but positive rights to care and relationship with particular adults, namely their parents?
6. What do you think is the essential public purpose of marriage? We think the essential public purpose of marriage is to attach mothers and fathers to their children and to one another.
7. When you have reduced marriage to nothing but a government registry of friendships, how exactly do you think children will be attached to their mothers and fathers?