Gay couples’ children oppose same-sex marriage, tell of unpleasant upbringings

by Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times  |  published on January 9, 2015

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Most of the children of gays and lesbians who have filed court briefs in same-sex marriage cases say their parents’ inability to marry has deprived them of legal protections and hampered them from living their otherwise typical lives.

But four adult children of gay parents — acting as a “quartet of truth” — have submitted briefs to the 5th U.S. CircuitCourt of Appeals opposing same-sex marriages, with several saying that growing up under the rainbow was neither normal nor pleasant. The court, which is considering whether to uphold the man-woman marriage laws in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, will hear arguments in New Orleans on Friday.

There are “two rights” that every child shares when they arrive in this world, Katy Faust wrote in her brief. “First, the right to live. Second, the right to have a relationship with his/her father and mother.”

Dawn Stefanowicz said her gay father was so preoccupied with sex that when she was in high school and brought home a male classmate, both her father and his lover propositioned him for sex.

B.N. Klein said her mother and lesbian partner disdained heterosexual families completely, and she didn’t have a clue about the daily interactions of a husband and wife until she went into foster care.

Robert Oscar Lopez said his two lesbian mothers were conscientious about his upbringing, but he became so emotionally confused that he turned to gay prostitution as a teen and gay and bisexual relationships as an adult.

  • texexpatriate

    Same sex “marriage” is a joke and embarrassment to the states that permit it. You will not find it among societies with moral and religious backbones.

  • Same sex marriage is a misnomer. It does not fit the definition of marriage. It in effect IS a Nullity.

  • BHR

    Many children have said the same thing about growing up in gay homes, it was not pleasant. Thousands have had to go into therapy. It is a perverted lifestyle.

  • This is crap. Look at all the kids that grow up in so called NORMAL homes with male and female parents who are molested, beaten and abused and even killed by these parents. They are made to serve in these so called religions which are nothing more than CULTS. What about the children whose parents would rather BUY them as not to have to be bothered spendint time with them? All of these children are just as unhappy and moreso than these children who are raised by loving gay and lesbain parents.
    Sexual preference is not the cause of people turning out to be gay or lesbain and society needs to stop trying to brain wash people into the ideas that causes them to feel threatened. Maybe THEY fear tendecies in themselves that they do not want others to find out about.
    Get REAL and get a LIFE. Look into your own CLOSET

  • Chris Rasmussen

    So, out of many thousands of children raised by gay and lesbian parents, four (4) weren’t happy with their parenting? So what? With over 2 million people currently in prison or jail in the US, plus over 4 million on parole or probation, I’ll bet you could weed out more than four of them unhappy with their heterosexual parent’s unsatisfactory parenting.

    I only comment because it’s precisely due to reporting like this that the left rightfully points to conservative reporting as bat-s@#! crazy.

    • Please read the comment made about the marriage Between same sex partners and their spouses. It just doesn’t fit.

    • Eric83567921gr

      Yea , but in reality it is kinda a fucked up childhood. Have you ever had a parent that went the other way, while you were a child? Live with the opposite sex, when it used to be mommy and daddy? I’m sure. How about having a parent that actively goes out and forces their view of the world on other people, suing them and throwing them in jail, to force them to accept. And I’m also sure everyone that may have had a messed up childhood experience would love to relive it by telling the world how screwed up it was. I’m sure the left is always right too, given their infatuation social programming i.e. NLP, alinsky tatics-read brainwashing -. I’ve lived under plenty of that too. Total ignorance of any type of rational thought.Rational thought isn’t taught in school anymore, you have to learn that on your own. Even a redneck , white trash person such as me knows better. I feel bad for you.

    • E Swisher

      You inadvertently gave partial support to the point made above…”unsatisfactory parenting”…pertains in both situations, doesn’t it?

      • Chris Rasmussen

        It does indeed…. because LGBT folk likely have the the same proportion of unfit parents as heterosexuals: my point is good parenting or bad parenting don’t rest on the orientation of those raising the children.

        Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area I’ve plenty of friends and acquaintances with same-sex parents, and they came out as well-adjusted, intelligent and productive as any children of heterosexual parents.

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