Defining a family…

2 Feb

As Iowa starts to crumble into a homophobic bigoted state, although all is not lost, I found this beautiful video of a young man talking about his family.  Zach has two moms and a sister.  He comes from a wonderfully loving family and is quite well adjusted and successful.  Here is his video. I’ve also had time to reflect on my family. I have a loving husband and four cats–okay so having four cats does make us a bit odd perhaps, but a threat to Marriage? a threat to Western Civilization?  I think not.  While I’m happy to take responsibility for my obsessive needs to clean my hardwood floors as part of the deterioration of American values, my GAY marriage has no effect on any of you fearful heterosexuals.  We have yet to hear our neighbors say: “Oh gee, Michael and Robert seem so  happy together. I can no longer go on as a heterosexual.”  Quite the contrary, our friends and neighbors, who happen to be heterosexual (Robert and I are very open minded) are quite loving and embracing of us–they are also very comfortable in their heterosexuality. This is a civil rights issue–you do not get to decide what I’m allowed to have. Thank you to all of our heterosexual allies, which now include Barbara Bush.  For those of you obsessed with homosexuality, like our Maggie, and NOM and FRC–you have my pity.

Does this strike fear into the hearts of heterosexuals?

3 Responses to “Defining a family…”

  1. jenny68 February 2, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    Aww I love that photo.

    I’m afraid of stupid people who choose to be remain ignorant ( see above examples Michael listed) and snakes.
    And cancer.
    That’s about it…

  2. Jennifer February 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    Dear Michael: I saw that photo of the two of you and my initial, gut reaction was to contact a divorce attorney. Clearly, monogamous homosexual relationship imagery sends some sort of secret, powerful, invisible beams that attacks heterosexual marriage. I’m on to you and your ‘agenda’!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt February 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

      LOL! I knew my gay marriage would eventually undo your hetero marriage–only a matter of time 🙂

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