- Mar 20, 2005
I resent how a minority in the gay community hand 'ammo' to the homophobic bigots by making out we all want to bring up children. Most of us don't, and I resent the legitimate demands for equality being obstructed because the Religious Right and their hangers on (some of them among certain FF Senators) have been given a license to pretend that if gay rights are granted, then it's going to lead to children being brought up by same-sex couples. I have no interest whatever in being a parent and consider that nature intended for children to be brought up by mothers and fathers. I don't feel that this situation would mean I am being discriminated against because it is not comparing like with like. What gay people want is a form of civil-partnership - call it marriage even - that suits our circumstances, including hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights (especially regarding property), the right to make joint tax-returns etc. We recognise that the context is different from straight-couples.