what makes a family?
In the comments of the post below, Greg Dougherty writes:
>Gee, you're right.
It's HORRIBLE that Derb is sad to see two children born without fathers in their lives. How bigotted of him to want a better life for those kids.
Greg, what makes you think that having the American Standard Family, i.e, married mother and father, would make life better for those kids? How do you know that the two lesbian mothers are not going to be superb parents?
Many children who live without fathers grow up to be good human beings. Do you begrudge me for leaving my husband, thus making my kids grow up in a house with no father? Does this mean I did not give them the best possible life?
On the contrary, I gave them a better life. Just as you cannot deny a woman her right to bear a child just because she chooses a female partner over a male. Would it be better that a lesbian woman who wants to be a parent engage in some silly farce of a relationship with a man just so they can have the ideal nuclear family? Or do you think that a lesbian does not deserve to have children at all?
And if this is just about single mothers, then why mention that the second woman is black?
I've been a single mother, I've known lesbian mothers, gay fathers and black single parents. And let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with not having that married mother father baby family when the parent(s) the child does have is brought up with love, respect and care.
And for the record, Rosemary is right and I stand corrected. I lumped Derbyshire into a group when it wasn't the entire group making the statement, just him. I apologize to anyone on the far right who does not think in the same small way as Derbyshire.