Manila, Philippines – Tagainst gay marriage is that HE most convincing argument it hurts children. It is the right of the child to be born with a mother and father. Although death, annulment, and singleparenthood rob children with a mother and father, only same-sex marriage would lawfully guarantee that they are disadvantaged by a lack of a father or a mother from birth.
In Australia and some states in the United States, gays already have a right to form unions and adopt children. However gay activist would not stop short of pushing for equality in marriage and thinking merely of what is good for gays rather than the good of children. It could be a simple case of vanity.
Why are some heterosexuals support gay marriage? The reason could be because they do not want to face the issue or because they are cowed by wrong notion of “equality“, “rights“, and “tolerance“ that make children’s welfare a non-issue.
Simple put, gay marriage advocates gloss over the issue of children’s welfare. Gay activists argue that it is better to raise children by two fathers or two mothers than those by abusive heterosexual parents. This claim, however is dishonest and not supported by evidence.
Were they to acknowledge the plain truth that samesex marriage means society will lawfully and purposely dispossess increasing numbers of children of either a mother or a father few people would support the legal redefinition of marriage and family.
In 2009, Dr. Trayce Hansen wrote in the Therapist, a publication of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, that “same-sex marriage may be in the interest of adult homosexuals who yearn for social and legal recognition of their unions, but it’s not in the best interest of children.“ For that reason alone, lawmakers and Philippine society as a whole will oppose the legalization of gay marriage.
Several studies of sociologists attest that the best environment for children is in a home where they are raised by married mother and father. As Hansen asserts, “two women can both be good mothers, but neither can be a good father.“
A good public policy comes from weighing of options and analysis. Given the convincing argument, lawmakers and society must promote heterosexual marriage as an ideal and reject “pseudo“ gay marriage.