Dana Rudolph

Prop 8 and Families: A Compilation

Filed By Dana Rudolph | March 05, 2009 6:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, The Movement
Tags: California, LGBT families, marriage, parenting, Prop. 8

I've been writing for some time now about how Prop 8 impacts families and children. Here's a compilation of posts from Bilerico, my own blog, Mombian, and 365gay.com on the subject. The right-wing has long tried to own the argument of "the best interests of children." They couldn't be more wrong.

  • How Prop 8 Hurts Families, about a report from Marriage Equality USA compiling hundreds of stories, especially from LGBT youth and the children of LGBT parents, describing over 1,200 specific instances of how Prop 8 frightened them, promoted bullying in schools, and caused tensions and resentment among family members and neighbors, among other harms.

You might also want to take a look at HRC's new Web site, EndtheLies.org, which directly addresses right-wing lies and distortions used to defeat LGBT equality measures and allows for grassroots response. The site launches today with a petition against Ken Starr, who has argued that Prop 8 should stand because of the state's role in protecting the welfare of children.

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Endthelies.org is a great site. HRC has really stepped up to fight the Mormon's hateful lies.