‘Don’t use our children as shields to protect status quo’ – Carol Hunt

Lily Tomlin And Jane Wagner

A great piece by Carol Hunt in this week’s Sunday Independent lambasts the tendency of anti-equality groups to use children for their gains. Excerpt from the piece below, which she cites as being inspired by my blog post last week:

The problem with using the “Won’t anyone think of the children” defence when arguing against adoption rights for LGBT couples is that, because there isn’t a shred of evidence to support your argument (on the contrary, it discriminates against children already born) — what you’re really saying can be interpreted as: “Those gays can get married and do whatever it is they like to each other but I wouldn’t trust some of them near a child.”

No doubt those who use that argument will declare themselves affronted by such an accusation, but essentially, that’s the bottom line.

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Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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