This is a letter from a woman raised by her mother and lesbian partner, who loves them both but also identifies the injustice to children of creating in law, as a deliberate act of public policy, the fatherless or motherless family. Just consider this one insight, so profound and yet so obvious - and exactly the central concern of AMF:
This debate, at its core, is about one thing. It’s about children...
Redefining marriage redefines parenthood. It moves us well beyond our “live and let live” philosophy into the land where our society promotes a family structure where children will always suffer loss. It will be our policy, stamped and sealed by the most powerful of governmental institutions, that these children will have their right to be known and loved by their mother and/or father stripped from them in every instance. In same-sex-headed households, the desires of the adults trump the rights of the child. Have we really arrived at a time when we are considering institutionalizing the stripping of a child’s natural right to a mother and a father in order to validate the emotions of adults?
Her letter to Supreme Court Justice Kennedy is worth a quick read and long reflection, and it is HEREShare