That is one of the constantly used arguments of those against same-sex marriages.
Children need a mother and a father. The best families are nuclear families, with one male parent, one female parent and children.
And you know something? I never thought I would catch myself saying this, but they have a point. But as it happens, it is a point that they didn’t necessarily want to make.
Because you see, it IS best for children to have both a mother and a father…but only if you are deeply concerned with making more mothers and fathers.
Many religions have strongly held gender roles. A man can only do certain things, and a woman can only do certain things. In simplest terms: Mama has to stay at home and take care of the house while Papa goes out and brings home the bacon.
Slowly but surely, society is moving away from those stereotypes. And it scares the crap out of some people! To them, fathers staying home and watching the kids and mothers working is unthinkable. Wives cannot bring home the bacon! And two fathers, or two mothers? Absolutely disgusting!
But let’s look at the worst that will happen. Little girls will learn that they have the option of going out and getting a career or staying home and taking care of a family. Little boys will be taught that their importance in the world is not contingent on the size of their salary compared to that of their partner.
And we can’t let that happen, can we?