Grassroots Commentary

Why Same-Sex Marriage Isn't Enough

'I want to have babies the way straight people do'

Frances Kelly · Oct. 5, 2012

Redefining marriage won’t satisfy gay rights activists; they want to redefine reality.

Segregating genders in marriage to suit the sexual attractions of less than 2% of the population isn’t enough. This woman with same-sex attraction wants scientists to “try harder” and give “priority” to making it possible for two women to procreate. Michelle Cheever says: “I want to have babies the way straight people do.”

She writes in the Huffington Post:

What I mean is that I want the ease, the convenience, the – dare I say it – naturalness that straight people have when starting a family. I want both the simple beauty of two people loving each other so much that they’d like to see more of the other in the world, and I want that simple beauty to be translated into scientific terms of fairness: chromosomes and DNA given in equal amounts from two parents. 

The attitude I have always taken to having a baby with another woman has been this: “It’s not fair! It’s so hard! Why me?" 

I am a total brat about what I consider a biological injustice…

Why can’t my girlfriend and I have a baby that shares our DNA? Why can’t an egg from each of us be scrambled up and sprinkled with sperm? It seems so easy! Try harder scientists! Make this a priority.

The problem with same-sex marriage is not the so-called anti-gay bigots who oppose it. The challenge that gender segregationists face is biology, not hatred. The problem is reality, not politics.

No matter how much we love our friends and relatives who have SSA, we cannot overcome the necessity for gender-integration in order to create the next generation.

Instead of urging scientists to try harder, Cheever might as well ask science to try harder.

Or, if they truly do want children the natural way, instead of tempting scientists to scramble their eggs, women with SSA could appeal to psychiatrists to try harder to discover therapies to redirect sexual orientation.

But for that to happen, gay rights activists might need to try harder to be open minded to the idea of change.

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