Ridiculously Cute Son Upstages Gay Dads At Minnesota Marriage-Equality Hearing

There’s one undeniable truth about parenting that transcends sexual orientation: If you try to get something serious accomplished, you children will step in and make their presence known.

On Wednesday, partners Dr. Paul Melchert and James Zimmerman joined other Minnesota families to speak in support of a bill reversing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. But their 3-year-old son, Emmett, just wanted to play. Actually he wanted to use Melchert’s face as a NASCAR track.  (The good part starts at about 15:00)