Monday, 3 December 2012

MASSACHUSETTS AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE


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What same-sex "marriage" has done to
Massachusetts
It's far worse than most people realize

by Brian Camenker

October 20, 2008
Anyone who thinks that same-sex “marriage” is a benign eccentricity which won’t affect the
average person should consider what it has done in Massachusetts. It’s become a hammer toforce the acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone. And this train is movingfast. What has happened so far is only the beginning.

On November 18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced its Goodridge opinion, ruling that it was unconstitutional not to allow same-sex “marriage.” Six months later,homosexual marriages began to be performed.

The public schools

The homosexual “marriage” onslaught in public schools across the state started soon after theNovember 2003, court decision.

At my own children's high school there was a school-wide assembly to celebrate
same-sex “marriage” in early December, 2003. It featured an array of speakers,
including teachers at the school who announced that they would be “marrying” their
same-sex partners and starting families either through adoption or artificial insemination.
Literature on same-sex marriage – how it is now a normal part of society – was handed
out to the students.

Within months it was brought into the middle schools. In September, 2004, an 8thgradeteacher in Brookline, MA, told National Public Radio that the marriage ruling had
opened up the floodgates for teaching homosexuality. “In my mind, I know that, `OK, this
is legal now.' If somebody wants to challenge me, I'll say, `Give me a break. It's legal
now,'” she told NPR. She added that she now discusses gay sex with her students as
explicitly as she desires. For example, she said she tells the kids that lesbians can have
vaginal intercourse using sex toys.

By the following year it was in elementary school curricula. Kindergartners were
given picture books telling them that same-sex couples are just another kind of family,
like their own parents. In 2005, when David Parker of Lexington, MA – a parent of a
kindergartner – strongly insisted on being notified when teachers were discussing
homosexuality or transgenderism with his son, the school had him arrested and put in
jail overnight.

Second graders at the same school were read a book, “King and King”, about two
men who have a romance and marry each other, with a picture of them kissing. When
parents Rob and Robin Wirthlin complained, they were told that the school had no
obligation to notify them or allow them to opt-out their child.

In 2006 the Parkers and Wirthlins filed a federal Civil Rights lawsuit to force the
schools to notify parents and allow them to opt-out their elementary-school children
when homosexual-related subjects were taught. The federal judges dismissed the case.
The judges ruled that because same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, the school
actually had a duty to normalize homosexual relationships to children, and that schools


no obligation to notify parents or let them opt-out their children! Acceptance of
homosexuality had become a matter of good citizenship!

Think about that: Because same-sex marriage is “legal”, a federal judge has
ruled that the schools now have a duty to portray homosexual relationships as
normal to children, despite what parents think or believe!
In 2006, in the elementary school where my daughter went to Kindergarten, the parents
of a third-grader were forced to take their child out of school because a man
undergoing a sex-change operation and cross-dressing was being brought into
class to teach the children that there are now “different kinds of families.” School
officials told the mother that her complaints to the principal were considered
“inappropriate behavior.”
Libraries have also radically changed. School libraries across the state, from
elementary school to high school, now have shelves of books to normalize homosexual
behavior and the lifestyle in the minds of kids, some of them quite explicit and even
pornographic. Parents complaints are ignored or met with hostility.
Over the past year, homosexual groups have been using taxpayer money to
distribute a large, slick hardcover book celebrating homosexual marriage titled
“Courting Equality” into every school library in the state.
It’s become commonplace in Massachusetts schools for teachers to prominently
display photos of their same-sex “spouses” and occasionally bring them to
school functions. Both high schools in my own town now have principals who are
“married” to their same-sex partners, whom they bring to school and introduce to the
students.
“Gay days” in schools are considered necessary to fight “intolerance” which may
exist against same-sex relationships. Hundreds of high schools and even middle
schools across the state now hold “gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender appreciation
days”. They “celebrate” homosexual marriage and move forward to other behaviors such
as cross-dressing and transsexuality. In my own town, a school committee member
recently announced that combating “homophobia” is now a top priority.
Once homosexuality is normalized, all boundaries begin to down. The schools are
already moving on to normalizing transgenderism (including cross-dressing and sex
changes). The state-funded Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
Youth includes leaders who are transsexuals.

Public health
The Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is “married”
to another man. In 2007 he told a crowd of kids at a state-sponsored youth event that it’s
“wonderful being gay” and he wants to make sure there’s enough HIV testing available
for all of them.
 Since homosexual marriage became “legal” the rates of HIV / AIDS have gone up
considerably in Massachusetts. This year public funding to deal with HIV/AIDS has
risen by $500,000. As the homosexual lobby group MassEquality wrote to their
supporters after successfully persuading the Legislature to spend that money: "With the
rate of HIV infections rising dramatically in Massachusetts, it's clear the fight against
AIDS is far from over."
Citing “the right to marry” as one of the “important challenges” in a place where “it’s a
great time to be gay”, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health helped
produce The Little Black Book, Queer in the 21st Century, a hideous work of
obscene pornography which was given to kids at Brookline High School on April 30,