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What Do 'Quartet of Truth' Say About Same-Sex Marriage?

By    |   Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015 10:41 PM

Four adult children of same-sex parents emerged in 2015 as opponents of same-sex marriage, writing "friend of the court" briefs to federal judges weighing legal challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, according to CNSNews.com.

They are Dawn Stefanowicz, Robert Oscar Lopez, Brittany Newmark Klein and Katy Faust. Nicknamed the "Quartet of Truth" by LifeSiteNews.com, the four based their arguments for upholding the bans in part on their own experiences.

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They also said research proves that children from traditional households — male father, female mother, preferably married and ideally the biological parents — grow up more emotionally well-adjusted.

Here are excerpts of what they wrote to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

1. "For a little girl to grow up in a gay home and GLBT [gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender] subcultures damages her sense of femininity and budding womanhood. Women are not the primary recipients of love and kindness; male and female are not considered equal and necessary."
Stefanowicz, a Toronto, Canada native raised by her biological father and his homosexual partners.

2. "Even in the conditions of my home, which represent in many ways the best possible conditions for a child raised by a same-sex couple, I experienced a great deal of sexual confusion."
Lopez, born in 1971 and raised by his mother and her same-sex partner, while his biological father remained absent.

3. "I have seen that children in gay households often become props to be publicly displayed to prove that gay families are just like heterosexual ones."
Klein, who also wrote that she "grew up with a parent and her partner in an atmosphere in which gay ideology was used as a tool of repression, retribution and abuse."

4. "Some adult children with gay parents shy away from making their thoughts about marriage public because we do not want to jeopardize our relationships with those to whom our hearts are tethered. … The label of bigot or hater has become very powerful and effective tools to silence those of us who choose not to endorse the marriage platform of many gay lobbyists."
Faust, a child of divorce raised by her mother and her mother's same-sex partner.

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