04 Feb '12, 2am

Teenage Girl: I Want Anti-Gay Discrimination for My Birthday | Care2 Causes

Teenage Girl: I Want Anti-Gay Discrimination for My Birthday | Care2 Causes

What did you ask for on your 14th birthday? New clothes? The latest hit CD? Money? One Maryland girl, identified as Sarah, has a rather unusual birthday request. She wants her state legislature to deny equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Sarah, who is home schooled, told the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee last week that it “would be the best birthday present ever if you would vote ‘no’ on gay marriage.” The teen goes on to perpetuate long-disproved myths about LGBT families. “I really feel bad for kids who have two parents of the same gender,” she tells the Committee. Yet numerous studies have shown that children raised by same-sex parents do just as well, if not better, than peers raised by opposite-sex parents. Evidence also suggests that child abuse is less likely to occur in lesbian families as compared to the general population. Sarah also fall...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/teenage-girl-i-want-anti-gay-...

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