Oh Really?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/30/rachel-maddow-gay-marriage_n_3525698.html

Here you will find an interesting argument that rubbed me wrong.

United States Senator Jim DeMint said that marriage between a man and a woman is basically a better environment for kids. Who is this guy and what is he smoking? Besides the fact that this claim is entirely outlandish, I found it degrading towards gay people. What makes you think a “traditional home” with a mother and father is any better than a father and a father or a mother and a mother household? You sir have obviously failed to address abusive family living situations, neglect, and downright lack of attention that children need. These issues are not exempt from people based on who you marry.

In fact, I’m sure gay couples know how to cook better for their children and actually teach them the importance of working out and taking care of their bodies.

Rachel Maddow retorted DeMint and I couldn’t have said it better myself.

“Gay people exist. There’s nothing we can do in public policy that makes more of us exist, or less of us exist. And you guys have been arguing for a generation that public policy ought to essentially demean gay people as a way of expressing disapproval of the fact that we exist, but you don’t make any less of us exist. You just are arguing in favor of more discrimination, and more discrimination doesn’t make straight people’s lives any better.”

Don’t use kids as a way to demean gay people, or say they are ill-equipped in raising children.

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