Today on Meet The Press, Rachel Maddow went toe to toe against Ralph Reed and Jim DeMint over the rights of gay people to marry and it’s impact on adopted children.
Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) of the Heritage Foundation argued that the legalization of same-sex marriage would have a negative impact on children.
Of course, to believe this, one would have to think that all children of same-sex unions were miserable and without hope and that all children of straight parents go on to be doctors and lawyers.
Rachel Maddow’s retort:
Justice Kennedy addressed that issue specifically in his ruling. He says that by denying marriage rights to same-sex couples who have kids, you’re humiliating and demeaning those kids. By denying their families equal protection under the law by the parents who are raising them and who love them and who make their family. So we can put it in the interests of children, but I think that cuts both ways. And the ruling cuts against that argument. I mean, gay people exist. There’s nothing we can do in public policy can do to make more of us exist or less of us exist.
That sound you just heard is the death rattle of old school bigotry based on nothing less than traditional biases. Their kind is dying off if not already dead, and they are simply too obtuse to notice.