Little guinea pigs…

“I believe that we’re in denial about potential problems as we see more and more homosexual couples raising families. Essentially, these are experiments to see how well children will fare in such same-sex households. It will be years before we know whether or not our little guinea pigs turn out to be good at marriage and parenthood.” – Mike Huckabee former and future GOP front-runner for President this week on CNN 

Fact: Repeated studies show children of gay parents turn out just fine…  Heck just look at Zach Wahls.  In fact it turns out children of lesbians may even do better than their peers. 

Yet when you google for this information the first thing you get is a pile of religious and political nonsense from anti-gay hate groups presenting Huckabee style supremacy propaganda as research.

I have taught amazing children of gay parents in my college classes.  They are not little guinea pigs – but they did get to experience a great deal of anti-gay bullying thanks to the leadership of folks like Mike. 

Studies show when gay families live in politically anti-gay states – the kids suffer… no surprise really.  And when the school systems remain silent or anti-gay these kids and families suffer too. 

Yet even with these unfair social disadvantages – it’s pretty safe to say the kids are alright !  No thanks to you Mike.

So pick on someone your own size next time.   And leave the name calling at the door.  Studies show that children living in a world where your intolerant and dehumanizing ideas reign suffer – but thanks to caring parents that damage can be mitigated with love.  Try it.

For resources and support for children in gay families one place to go is Colage.org

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.

CNN interview with anti-gay expert Mike Huckabee:

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  1. Thanks so much for recognizing COLAGE: People with a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parent (our new name!). Thanks for amplifying the voices of people with LGBT parents and standing up for equality.