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ARTICLE in The Australian rounds off a good week contra gay marriage

A dad does matter to a child, whether gay couples like it or not

David van Gend

This article today in The Australian was in response to the double-barreled ‘bigot’ attack in the Weekend Australian eight days earlier. See the original articles by Peter van Onselen HERE and by James Valentine HERE.

To be fair, The Australian ran a serious, balanced editorial three days ago, see HERE, and this weekend Christopher Pearson took issue with van Onselen. Still, it was good to be able to reinforce the ‘heart of the matter’ (being the birthright of any child to have at least the chance of her own mum and dad) as well as some of the second-tier consequences of homosexual marriage… read on!

Gay men who oppose gay marriage

Here are two fine examples of gay men – one at least I know to be celibate, but still speaks with authority – who have fought for equitable treatment on practical matters such as a couple’s superannuation arrangements or next-of-kin status, yet who oppose redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.

Christopher Pearson writes in the Australian today:

Baby Connor, two men, no mother

MEDIA RELEASE: FAMILY COUNCIL OF QUEENSLAND

First surrogate baby to gay men in Queensland

 “the Bligh government stands condemned for depriving a little boy of his biological birthright”

Spokesman for the Family Council of Queensland, Dr David van Gend, condemned the State’s surrogacy laws that have allowed two men to obtain a child of their own using a surrogate woman’s womb.

Gay marriage – it’s all about the child

In response to the ugly article by Courier Mail resident writer Paul Syvret, the Family Council Of Qld was able to get a right of reply – and my article can be read online HERE. At last count it had 400+ comments and 1600+ Facebook ‘Likes’, which I am told counts forsomething.

It starts:

Gays are not second-class citizens (Viewpoint 9/11) but a gay man certainly makes a second-class mother. Two lesbian women may be model citizens, but neither of them can be a Dad to a little boy. The most serious objection to gay marriage is that it means gay parenting, and gay parenting means depriving a child of either his mother or his father. The gay marriage debate, at its heart, is not about the rights and needs of the adults, but of the child.

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STEM CELLS & EMBRYOS: ABC LATELINE AUGUST 2002 SURROGACY: KERRI-ANNE SHOW JANUARY 2011 SBS INSIGHT ON GAY MARRIAGE 2013 (see post Aug 15 2013) EUTHANASIA & THE 'DUTY TO DIE', 2014 THE HARMS OF HOMOSEXUAL 'MARRIAGE', 2014 ABORTION - 'the silent innocence of the unborn', 2014 SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: SYDNEY UNI 2012 (start 2min20) SURROGACY BILL QLD JANUARY 2010
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