Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Redefining Marriage Redefines Parenthood


Redefining marriage doesn’t just redefine marriage. It also redefines parenthood. Just ask the kids.

By: John Stonestreet

Whenever same-sex marriage is talked about in the news, it’s typically accompanied by glowing images and videos of couples happily celebrating their new right. It’s more rare that we hear from the other party most directly affected by the controversy—the children. But when we do hear from them, they often understandably give glowing reviews. But not always… there are other children whose stories are not being told, or when they are, they’re being silenced or even bullied.

Consider Katy Faust, a child raised by a lesbian couple, who suggested recently that redefining marriage necessarily includes redefining parenthood.

Now 38 years old, Faust loves both her mom, who got divorced, and the lesbian partner of her mother, who helped to raise her. But that doesn’t mean Katy’s neutral on the issue of same sex marriage.

Katy talked with me on “BreakPoint This Week” about her experience growing up in a same-sex household. And it’s an eye-opening interview. Please come to to listen to it.

Recently, Katy wrote a powerful open letter to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who’s widely considered to be the swing vote in the coming high court ruling on the issue. The letter, which was published in the journal Public Discourse and went viral, argues that the rights of children must trump the feelings of adults. She notes that in California’s Proposition 8 legal battle, Justice Kennedy agreed that the children living in households with gay partners must have a voice.

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