Lesbian couple has responsibilitiesAccording to the BBC, lesbian parents have the same rights and responsibilities towards their children in the event of a break-up, California's highest court has ruled.
This is a major victory for their children. I'm sure the Right side of the blogosphere will be up in arms over this (as soon as they are done trashing gold star mothers) because it legitimizes same-sex relationships. Let's not forget what the original point of all these lawsuits were...what is best for the children?
Instead, people like the über-conservative group, Liberty Council says on their blog,
"Today’s ruling defies logic and common sense. By saying that children can have two moms, the court has undermined the family. This ruling establishes a policy that essentially says moms and dads are mere surplus. Thousands of studies conclude that children need moms and dads, not two moms and two dads, but one of each. Gender does matter to children. Today’s ruling underscores the importance of amending California’s constitution to preserve marriage as one man and one woman. The people of California will not put up with such nonsense."
Where do these people live? "By saying children can have two moms" It isn't theoretical, these children DO HAVE TWO MOMS!
Following this is their blatant lie. "Thousands of studies conclude that children need moms and dads, not two moms and two dads." There is no study like that at all. Lots of studies that show two parents are better than one, but none that show the two different genders are better than two same-sex parents. I have my own concerns, but I can hardly assert they are fact.
The Liberty Council ends with this stupid statement..."Today’s ruling underscores the importance of amending California’s constitution to preserve marriage as one man and one woman." Clearly the Liberty Council wasn't even in the courtroom. Today's ruling was between two lesbians that weren't married. Amending the California State Constitution to discriminate against homosexuals wouldn't have changed this ruling.