Friday, June 8, 2007

Reason to be proud to be Australian #36

I should be fired up by our Prime Minister’s view that gay couples should not be able to adopt children. But really who has the energy any more and who does this surprise?

Reportedly Howard has said that having a mother and a father gives children “the best opportunity in life” and that heterosexual parentage is a benchmark we should try to maintain as a society.

A child’s development and happiness is nothing to do with having parents who love them, you understand, or who have the resources to give them a good home, send them to school and outfit them in a variety of natty courdroy overalls. It’s actually all about whether their parents have the relevant bits down there.

But wait, lest you think our country is being run by a complete bigoted dickslap you’d be wrong:
“I'm not saying that gay and lesbian people don't display enormous affection to
children,” he said.

Well thank god for that.

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