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Children of Gays Argue Against Same-Sex Marriage

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:10 PM

As the Supreme Court debates whether states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, several children raised by gay parents are begging the court to vote a resounding "No."

Six children of gays (COGs) have filed amicus curiae briefs with the court, arguing that should the court approve same-sex marriage, the U.S. eventually may be forced to pay "reparations" to hundreds of thousands of children denied the opportunity to grow up in a traditional family with a mother and a father, the Christian Post notes.

Robert Oscar Lopez, an English professor at California State University Northridge, head of the International Childrens Rights Institute, wrote in an opinion article in American Thinker that the U.S. government eventually "may have to answer to well over 500,000 citizens who were permanently cut off from their own biological heritage, forced to live in sex-segregated homes for two decades or more, and then denied not only the actual inheritances they should have gotten from the excluded biological parents, but also their cultural identities."

Lopez, who was raised by lesbian parents, and who authored the book, "Jephthah’s Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family Equality," says in his court brief that his longing for a father led him to "accepting money for sex from male strangers and other high-risk, self-destructive behavior in public parks, university libraries, and supermarket restrooms.

"I turned out 'okay,' Lopez, now married with two children, writes, 'but I very easily could have veered into ruin. All along this self-harm was driven by a feeling of incompleteness and an unacknowledged longing for my father, who simply could not be replaced by my mother’s lover."

Comparing COGs to Japanese-Americans placed in internment camps during World War II, Lopez writes in American Thinker that COGs are "stripped of one of their parents without due process and forced to live in the homes of unrelated gay adults for eighteen years."

He also compares the plight of COGs to that of those affected by "separate but equal" racial rulings in the past, writing, "although children are separated from one adult gender, it’s all equal, because the president is a fan of the idea, and the psychiatrists say so."

Attorney David Boyle, representing the six adult COGs, said, "surrogacy, adoption, divorce and death may also separate a child from a biological parent but same-sex marriage makes that separation an ideal. Mandatory national legalized same-sex marriage makes the separation a role model,” the National Catholic Register noted.

"COGs are now treated with less dignity, more suspicion, fewer protections and heightened discrimination/harassment/retaliation than they saw before same-sex marriage achieved a level of national success," Lopez states in his brief.

Heather Barwick, another COG raised by lesbians, who also filed a brief with the court, told the Register that while she was raised in a loving manner, "There was one need, however, that they could never meet, no matter how much they loved me: the need for a father."

Yet another, B.N. Klein, said in her brief, "Children are never a natural consequence of any (same-sex) relationship. Even the children that I know that have not been used (to promote a gay agenda) still feel they were denied something essential by not having an opposite-sex parent.

”Because adults choose something that works for them does not mean it works for children," the Register reported.

Lopez said in his brief, "In truth it is gay marriage that will create a suspect class of children targeted for the denial of essential civil and human rights."

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