Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What Same-sex Marriage has Wrought

One of the arguments the anti-8 folks (weird to have an anti- movement after the prop passed, but whatever...) is that pro-8 folks claimed Bad Things Would Happen, but those Bad Things were lies to hype up the support of prop 8.

Well here's a list of things that have happened in Massachusetts since the courts ruled that it was unconstitutional to prevent same-sex couples from marrying (the ruling was in September 2003). I present a partial list, but the full list is at the link:

The Public Schools
  • At my own children's high school there was a school-wide assembly to celebrate same-sex “marriage” in early December, 2003
  • Within months it was brought into the middle schools.
  • By the following year it was in elementary school curricula.
  • In 2006 the Parkers and Wirthlins filed a federal Civil Rights lawsuit to force the schools to notify parents and allow them to opt-out their elementary-school children when homosexual-related subjects were taught. The federal judges dismissed the case.
  • In 2006, in the elementary school where my daughter went to Kindergarten, the parents of a third-grader were forced to take their child out of school because a man undergoing a sex-change operation and cross-dressing was being brought into class to teach the children that there are now “different kinds of families.”
  • School libraries across the state, from elementary school to high school, now have shelves of books to normalize homosexual behavior and the lifestyle in the minds of kids
  • It’s become commonplace in Massachusetts schools for teachers to prominently display photos of their same-sex “spouses” and occasionally bring them to school functions.
  • “Gay days” in schools are considered necessary to fight “intolerance” which may exist against same-sex relationships.
Public Health
  • The Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is “married” to another man.
  • Since homosexual marriage became “legal” the rates of HIV / AIDS have gone up considerably in Massachusetts.
Business
  • All insurance in Massachusetts must now recognize same-sex “married” couples in their coverage. This includes auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance, etc.
  • Businesses must recognize same-sex “married” couples in all their benefits, activities, etc., regarding both employees and customers.
  • The wedding industry is required serve the homosexual community if requested. Wedding photographers, halls, caterers, etc., must do same-sex marriages or be arrested for discrimination.
Legal Profession
  • The Massachusetts Bar Exam now tests lawyers on their knowledge of same-sex "marriage" issues.
Adoption of Children to Homosexual "Married" Couples
  • Homosexual “married” couples can now demand to be able to adopt children the same as normal couples. Catholic Charities decided to abandon handling adoptions rather submit to regulations requiring them to allow homosexuals to adopt the children in their care.
  • In 2006 the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) honored two men “married” to each other as their “Parents of the Year”.
Government Mandates
  • In 2004, Governor Mitt Romney ordered Justices of the Peace to perform homosexual marriages when requested or be fired. At least one Justice of the Peace decided to resign.
  • Also thanks to Gov. Romney, marriage licenses in Massachusetts now have “Party A and Party B” instead of “husband and wife.”
  • Since homosexual relationships are now officially “normal”, the Legislature now gives enormous tax money to homosexual activist groups.
  • In 2008 Massachusetts changed the state Medicare laws to include homosexual “married” couples in the coverage.

Go to the link for more details.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Mass Resistance does have an axe to grind against Mitt Romney. Not really sure why. He didn't do anything to them.

It's not the human rights, or the property rights that I object to with gay couples. It's definitely the fascist aspects of it. This is a great list that shows why, despite what the gay lobby says, it really is not about property rights for them.