8-Year-Old Writes Letter To Minnesotans, Asking To Keep His Family Together

Carter Gustafson, 8 3/4, has written to the people of Minnesota to appeal to their better angels: With a referendum on same-sex marriage fast approaching, brave little Carter, who has two mommies, wants to have a few things resolved—things most young people with opposite-sex parents take for granted.


1) Why does it matter if it’s a woman and a woman or a man and a man? What’s the difference?

2) If this passes, can we still be family?

3) Since this is illegal, can my moms get arrested?

4) Who makes these laws because they don’t make sense to me. For example, isn’t it love that makes a family?

Yes, Carter, that’s exactly what makes a family. But some people in your state (or those just passing through it) have very different ideas about what love is and believe in using judicial activism to rob others of their civil rights.

But that’s a lesson for when you get a little older.

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