At Catholic Exchange Maggie Gallagher writes:
Cassidy ... is one of the first generation of "gayby boom" babies, raised by two moms. Adult children of same-sex parents are rare. ... "When growing up, I always had the feeling of being something unnatural," Cassidy says. "I came out of an unnatural relationship; it was something like I shouldn't be there. On a daily basis, it was something I was conflicted with. I used to wish, honestly, that Pat wasn't there."
Why does she oppose same-sex marriage? "It's not something that a seal of approval should be stamped on: We shouldn't say it is a great and wonderful thing and then you have all these kids who later in life will turn around and realize they've been cheated. The adults choose to have that lifestyle and then have a kid. They are fulfilling their emotional needs — they want to have a child — and they are not taking into account how that's going to feel to the child; there's a clear difference between having same-sex parents and a mom and a dad."
So, Cassidy had a “feeling” when growing up that something was wrong and this made her uncomfortable... and, therefore, gay marriage is wrong? I’m sure that we could find people who had similar experiences with interracial and interfaith marriages. You don’t suppose that Cassidy’s experiences had anything to do with the fact that her mother was in a relationship considered evil by many, that they were under a lot of social pressure, and that ultimate it was society’s reactions to the couple that caused many of the problems.
"Even if society were open to it, there's just the whole issue of your self-identity. I always had the feeling I was in a lab experiment." She feels driven to do something, say something, to protect other children like her. "Whenever I see it on TV, something inside of me says 'No.' I don't think it's fair that the kids are being put in this situation. They don't have a choice about it."
As if any child had any choice about the parents they are born to and raised by? This would be an example of blaming the victim: because gay couples have trouble all the discrimination, prejudice, bigotry, and stress, this just proves that they can’t be good parents. Therefore, all the discrimination and bigotry are justified. That, sadly, is just the sort “logic“ that Maggie Gallagher is known for when it comes to the gay marriage issue. I wonder how hard she had to work to find “Cassidy,” someone whose thinking process is as unreliable as her own.