This is a video of a little boy meeting a gay couple. His first gay couple. He doesn’t hide his surprise — he’s definitely bewildered by the whole thing. When he yells, “That means you MARRIED EACH OTHER?” he doesn’t do so in a way that suggests disgust — he’s actually kind of excited to see something so totally far out.
Once the idea of Two Husbands settles in his mind, though, what does he say? “That means you love each other.”
Yes. That’s what it means. It doesn’t mean, “That means you’re insane,” or “That means you’re perverts,” or “That means you’re going to try to get me to grow up to have a husband, too.”
The Conservative Right argues that gay marriage will impact our country’s children negatively — So And So Has Two Mommies will be read in preschool classes, which will OBVIOUSLY influence children to lead homosexual lifestyles. The entire country will go gay. People will be fornicating in the streets having really gay sex. It will all be really really gay.
Anyone with half a brain knows that that’s not going to happen if gay marriage becomes legal in all fifty states (we’ll probably have a Jewish female President before we see that, but hey). At any rate, if parents are concerned about how the whole thing may impact their kids, let’s start slow. If reading So And So Has Two Mommies is too radical for now, so be it. These things take time.
What SHOULD we do? Instead of constantly repeating, “Marriage is between a man and a woman,” how about we keep it simple and borrow a line from this kid’s book? “Marriage is between two people who love each other.” Maybe it shouldn’t even be a preschool teacher’s responsibility to tell them that. Maybe that attitude should begin at home, huh?
That’s my piece. Good night, and good luck.