Friday, February 24, 2006

People are all the same, and we only get judged by what we do

Since I recently lamented the horror of the Ohio bill proposing to ban adoptions into gay households, I have to highlight this faux draft to legislate kids from the horror of being adopted into Republican households. "Sponsor" of the bill, Ohio Senator Robert Hagan, writes:

Credible research exists that strongly suggests that adopted children raised in Republican households, though significantly wealthier than their Democrat-raised counterparts, are more at risk for developing emotional problems, social stigmas, inflated egos (and) an alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem different than themselves.

link via towleroad


Jen said...

Picture me sitting here giggling wildly, but trying not to open my mouth too wide so I don't rip out the stitches holding my gums together. (Or, you know, maybe just picture the giggly part.)

freakgirl said...

I'm giggling, too.

Jen, your descriptions of your ordeal yesterday are killing me! I'm sending my good wishes, and more percoset, too.

Michael said...

Well as long as you're doling out the 'good wishes', freakgirl, I could use some happy.

Jen, hold it together there girl. Did I ever tell you about that post-dental surgery time where I about bit through my still-numb lip while exerting myself later? Remind me. Wait. I guess that was it.

I was interested to hear what a Republican, and adoptee, from nearby Kettering had to say in that article about the ban on gay adoption:

"If we had a situation where there were no children waiting to be adopted, the debate might be different," he said. "But we have a lot of children that need homes, and until all are adopted, I’m not going to restrict any loving family’s opportunity to adopt and care for those children."

They paint him as the voice of reason in the Republican party, but notice how he is basically saying gay families are OK SINCE there are kids waiting. Gay families are better than no family, basically. Am I being too critical?

Jen said...

Thanks again for the good wishes, Freakgirl. Yay for narcotics! Next to the internet and TIVO, better drugs is probably one of the finer things our culture has accomplished.

Jebus, Michael, as a queer chick and thus a dedicated devotee of all manners of lips, I must impress on you to be very careful with such a precious and wonderful body-part.

And no, fwiw, I don't think you're being too critical at all. "Soft" bigotry is still bigotry and still just as wrong on an ethical level, even if the damage in the material world sometimes can be less extreme or extensive. Although I think it's arguable, if you consider the long term damage, that all bigotries are roughly equally as damaging even in the material world, and that it just takes a longer time for the damage of "soft" bigotry to occur, or the damage is spread out such that it doesn't look as bad.

freakgirl said...

Happy happy to you, Michael. Is everything okay?

I wuv you.

Michael said...

That was nice, but I was talking about the Percocet. Love you back, pumpkin.

freakgirl said...

HA! Percoset for everyone!