Prop. 8 Witness Changes His Mind About Gay Marriage

In a history making New York Times Op-Ed, David Blankenhorn chronicles the changes he has made to his opinion about Equal Marriage Rights, and in my personal favorite paragraph, asks Homosexuals, and Heterosexuals to work together to strengthen marriage and family ties!

“I opposed gay marriage believing that children have the right, insofar as society makes it possible, to know and to be cared for by the two parents who brought them into this world. I didn’t just dream up this notion: the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which came into force in 1990, guarantees children this right.”

“So my intention is to try something new. Instead of fighting gay marriage, I’d like to help build new coalitions bringing together gays who want to strengthen marriage with straight people who want to do the same. For example, once we accept gay marriage, might we also agree that marrying before having children is a vital cultural value that all of us should do more to embrace? Can we agree that, for all lovers who want their love to last, marriage is preferable to cohabitation?”

 

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