I see where the Supreme Court will be hearing California’s Proposition 8 law banning gay marriage after a lower court overturned it.
What I found intersting was this commentery (click) in the New York Times about a proposed boycott of Starbucks because it also supports same sex marriage. When you get down near the bottom you will see lawmaker who, years ago, voted against same sex marriage and now feels bad because, as it turns out, one of her kids is gay.
I guess that’s what puzzles me: There’s all this anger and biblically-based pontificating over homosexuality by the right, but when it comes to their own kids being gay a lot of that goes by the boards. Some shun the kids as evil, but the ones who have brains, or perhaps a bit of feeling, get past it and accept their kids and even support them.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney comes to mind. Say what you will about the guy – I thought comparing him to Voldemort was particularly apt – he defends his daughter, who is gay and has a lifelong partner.
I suppose you could say love is blind, I think its more a matter of, when the chips are down, the need to preach hate against gays to make political points goes by the wayside when you realize it is your own kid you are preaching against.
It takes a hard heart indeed to do that. If nothing else, you sure as heck can’t blame the kid’s parents for how they turned out.