"I'm Sure Gays Are Nice People, But..."

I think a lot of people support Bushwad's proposed constitutional amendment in theory, largely because they have never known any families parented by same-sex couples and therefore think they're all freaks.

If you know some of these otherwise well-meaning dilweeds, have them read the letter below. It was passed on by the mom of one of Iz's Sunday School friends. It might as well have been written by that mom.

An Open Letter To The President From UU Rev. Meg Riley

February 24, 2004

Dear Mr. President,

This morning you felt compelled to introduce an amendment to the Constitution of the United States defining marriage as existing only between one man and one woman.

You say that this will create "clarity." I would like you to share this clarity with my first grade daughter on her school playground, when the children, imitating their role models as they always do, will take up the issue. Because I dread those conversations with every fiber of my being.

Challenged by another child, my daughter will declare forthrightly that of course her two moms are married. After all, we have wedding photos in our home, as any couple does. They show her two moms, fifteen years ago, in front of our Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Smiling, with many of our friends and family members around us...

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