Saturday, January 19, 2013

Moving testimony on gay marriage

Matthew, photo by The Providence Journal

This week, 12-year-old Matthew testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on behalf of Rhode Islanders for Marriage about being raised by gay parents.

"If you came to our house, you would feel the love that we have for one another. 
We laugh a lot, we talk a lot about our feelings, we argue, and we are real.  
Having gay parents has changed my life for the better. 
I am more aware, I am more sensitive to differences in the world, and I am much more accepting. 
Having gay marriage won't change our family, but it will change the way that our state and other people see our family - as normal, just like everyone else."

Two women stole the spotlight at a recent anti-gay protest.

The faces on some of those protesters are absolutely priceless.

These two girls made someone feel shocked..

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Gay Adoptions

A thousand positions and few real reflections

Italy's highest court Friday rejected a claim by a man in Brescia that his child was being damaged because his former partner is now living with a woman. The court called the belief that being brought up by a gay couple is damaging to children "mere prejudice."

The child had witnessed violence, despite that his father has never been denied the opportunity to participate in the life of his son, anyway he never agreed to follow a course of parenting education as required by social services.
The Court stated that the basis of complaints "are not called scientific certainty or data of experience," but rather that what is claimed, that a child can not grow in a balanced way in a homosexual family, is a "mere prejudice." 

But in the country the judgment has been criticized by many. CEI (Church organization) questioned that a child may continue to have an affective continuity with an homosexual mother.
According to Maurizio Gasparri, President of the Senate (PDL), the judgment is "a very dangerous precedent" and the Judges of the Supreme Core would "also violated the Constitution".

"No to child adoption by homosexual couples. Yes to equal rights and duties for a stable partnership without distinction between heterosexual and homosexual," writes on Twitter Gianfranco Fini (FLI), who will run in the next election in the list of Mario Monti. 
In the same list there will be also Alessio De Giorgi, owner of and of the famous "Mama Mia" in Torre del Lago too, a disco where each summer mister gay and miss drag queen are elected.
He married in 2002 at the French consulate in Via Giulia, in Rome, and it was the first same sex marriage in Italy, regulated by Pacs. 

"The Cassation Court today reaffirmed what we've been saying for a long time," Flavio Romani, president of the group Arcigay, said. 
"Love is what makes children grow, and not the sexual orientation of their parents."

The positions are many and really different, so it is very difficult to determine the majority opinion. 
There is often the perception that behind certain exclamations there isn't a real and deep reflection. And you? What do you think? 
Leave us a comment and let us know why you think it would be right or wrong to give the possibility to same sex families, or single-parent, to adopt a child, following all the assessment procedures provided by the law. 


Against homophobic statements of the church

"Over the last month the church has said that gay people are destroying Croatia, that they are destroying humankind. They have called us demons and said we are unnatural and against nature” 

The church has criticised the curriculum for state primary schools, with sections on sexual minorities and gender roles, proposed by the government. They said it imposes a “gender ideology” upon young children and promotes unnatural lifestyles.

Hundreds of protesters had taken to the street of the Capital.  
With the slogan "Kiss your neighbor"  and a symbolic kiss in front of the Cathedral of Zagreb protesters said no to this interference and they contrast the derogatory words and the homophobic attacks.