John M. Becker

Children With LGBT Parents Speak Out

Filed By John M. Becker | July 14, 2013 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Ella Robinson, Family Equality Council, gay marriage, LGBT families, LGBT parenting, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, Zach Wahls

ella_robinson_outspoken_generation.pngCheck out this new video from the Outspoken Generation, a new program from the Family Equality Council which empowers young adults with LGBT parents to speak out against right-wing misinformation about their families.

The video features equal scouting activist Zach Wahls, along with Ella Robinson, daughter of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in Christendom.

Family Equality Council writes:

When Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote his landmark opinion in Windsor V. United States, a critical tenet of his opinion was that the voices of the children of LGBT parents should be considered in the marriage debate.

For several years, opponents of marriage equality have built their movement on the argument that loving, committed couples must be denied marriage because of a fictional harm to children. Their rallying cry became "children deserve a mother and a father" and it has been used as a basis to deny equality to the millions of families with LGBT parents raising children. In the recent Supreme Court cases, the voices of these children provided direct evidence to the contrary. In fact, the kids are indeed alright, and the nation is starting to hear what they have to say about their families.

Nothing speaks louder than the simple truth of the day-to-day lives of these young people and the parents who have raised them.

There is no better argument for treating all families, including theirs, with the dignity respect and they deserve, and the full equality under the law that is theirs by right.

Watch, enjoy, and share.

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