In the latest installment of the “Minnesota Marriage Minute,” an informerical from the reactionaries at Minnesota for Marriage, Kalley Yalta informs us that “the fundamental public purpose of marriage is to provide the ideal environment for children to be raised by the people who brought them into the world.”
Is that so? We asked our straight friends and they don’t remember swearing to have kids before they could get their marriage license. (Our friends who have adopted children weren’t too thrilled with her statement either.)
Could Minnesota for Marriage be—gasp!—redefining marriage? If so, it’s a critical threat to our very civilization. Someone needs to get on that.
Yalta, a former Minneapolis newswoman, also explains that marriage equality “separates the interests of children from the purpose of marriage,” transforming it “from a child-centered institution to one that exists only to satisfy the demands of adults.”
Yes, because gay people don’t have kids, and when we do they’re just accessories. (Just try telling that to our lesbian friends going through early-morning feedings with their twins.)
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