Παρασκευή, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Children of Gay Parents


Οι Προεδρικές εκλογές στις ΗΠΑ με τις οποίες γίνεται παράλληλα το δημοψήφισμα σε τρεις πολιτείες (Καλιφόρνια, Φλόριντα, Αριζόνα) για την απαγόρευση ή όχι του γάμου ομοφύλων βρίσκονται πολύ κοντά.

Αναδημοσιεύω ένα ενδιαφέρον κομμάτι που βρίσκω στο μπλογκ Gay Rights Blog, εδώ. Μιλάει για τα παιδιά που έχουν λοαδ γονείς.

Proposition 8: A Question of Existence
by Joseph Saravo
Published October 30

If "Yes on 8" is so concerned about children, then why ignore the children of LBGT parents?
Of all parties, the people most affected by Prop 8 are the children of LGBT parents. They will essentially be told their families are not equal to those of their classmates with heterosexual parents. They become “an other,” an outcast from what society defines as family. I can't think of something more damaging to a child than to tell him or her that their family is not as good as another family. That he or she, in turn, is not as good as another child.
If this was really about the children, "Yes on 8" might think about their exclusion of this entire group of children and how belittling this is to their families, how potentially damaging Prop 8 is to their development as citizens of this world. Curiously, the children of LGBT parents are absent from the “Yes on 8” ads and non-existent in the “Yes on 8” message. Which makes me wonder, is this about children? Or, is this about homosexuality in general.
It seems that the organizations behind “Yes on 8” are using children to attack the very existence of LGBT individuals as immoral and wrong. While they may not think LGBT people should have the right to marry, I wonder, do they think we should have the right to even exist?
At its core, this argument is not about the children, it's not even about marriage, it's about the right to exist. No matter how many propositions potentially get passed, and no matter how many constitutions get rewritten, they can never take that away from me. I'll still be here, just like the children of those LGBT parents will still be here. They may try to ignore us, but they can't stop our existence. To exist is everyone's fundamental right.


Καταλήγω με ένα από τα τελευταία διαφημιστικά σποτ για την Prop.8 που βλέπω Gay News Blog, εδώ.

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