Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What Do the Babies Want?

Justice Kennedy, while speaking on the "same-sex marriage" case before the Supreme Court (see Is Gay Sex Simply True Love Gone Awry?), asserted an "immediate legal injury" to 40,000 children in California by not permitting their parents to be married. He went on to say that these children "want their parents to have full recognition and full status."  How does he know that?

And since when did we care about what children want? No one asks a child if he want his baby brother or baby sister aborted. The Supreme Court, in Roe v. Wade, left that decision to the mother. Besides, how do we know whether those 40,000 children are not saying, "I want a real dad; I want a real mom."? I doubt that Justice Kennedy has asked any of them what they want?

When Supreme Court justices fecklessly speak of the people who will be most impacted by same-sex marriage - children, (and children who will never exist) - we wonder about those in whose hands we have left the interpretation of the pivotal questions of our lives.  

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