Minnesota for Marriage decries straight couple divorce in making anti-gay marriage case [VIDEO]

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Bet you can't guess how Yanta answers this question.
In the latest Minnesota Marriage Minute video, host Kalley Yanta begins with the following observation, which she then supports by referencing a number of studies: "It is an accepted truth of human existence, really, that while death and divorce too often prevent it, children do best when they are raised by their biological parents."

The series of Minnesota Marriage Minute videos are paid for by anti-gay marriage group Minnesota for Marriage, so Yanta is clearly suggesting that the fact kids whose parents have divorced tend to not turn out as well is a reason to support the proposed same-sex marriage ban.

But there's a hole in her logic: How do relatively poor educational and mental health outcomes for kids whose straight parents have divorced have anything to do with the gay marriage issue?

Of course, many gay couples would take issue with the notion that the optimal situation for raising a child is one where their biological parents stay married. But if that word is stricken from Yanta's observation, then her line of argument no longer ends up making an anti-gay marriage case.

In fact, she could actually be interpreted as making an argument on behalf of gay marriage. After all, whether they can legally marry or not, gay couples will continue to adopt children. And if the studies Yanta discusses are legitimate, then wouldn't it be best for adopted children if their gay parents could make the commitment of marriage to each other?

Consider it another example of how the logic invoked to support the proposed same-sex marriage ban can seem lacking when held up to scrutiny.

Here's the video:


-- Hat tip to the New Civil Rights Movement.

See also:
-- DeLeSalle student, during anti-gay school assembly, holds up sign: "I love my moms"
-- Twin Cities Archbishop: Same-sex marriage ban not debatable

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17 comments
Jessy
Jessy

..... But I'm adopted and my dad is dead,.... Does this mean I'm not mentally stable?

I'm Sad
I'm Sad

WHAT KALLEY KING IS NOW A CONSERVATIVE WACKO? OH SHIT, WORSE THAN PAUL DOUGLAS TURNING OUT TO BE A REPUBLICAN.

stephanie
stephanie

DoesKirk even have a job? It seems like all he does is sit online all day long - whilein his mom's basement - posting obnoxious comments on news articles. Living offof your mother when you're 39 isn't any better than living off of the state,Kirk.

I don't even think this guy is real. He must be a troll. No one couldactually be that freaking ignorant. You should make your photo Cartman fromSouth Park instead of Stewie. I bet you look just like him.

Cheers, douche bag - to a long, bitter,and lonely existence.

Sth1977
Sth1977

Kirk, 

Gay couples have been living forever without the "benefits" and have learned how to survive without them.  This is about equality and being able to marry the person you love.  It is that simple.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Let the gays marry!  Just please be honest and admit you only want legal marriage because of the benefits.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

No, I'm just that good at my job.

It gives me lots of time to f**k off when I'm able to complete tasks in half the time a person like yourself can...

Patrick
Patrick

If you click on his name you can see he runs a poorly designed web site selling poorly designed stickers with obnoxious anti-liberal phrases on them.  I'm sure that pays the bills.  Two words: comic sans.  That's all you need to know.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

What will this "marriage" provide that is any different than what they already have?"equality" in what?

Patrick
Patrick

Why won't you admit that you are a troll with nothing of value to contribute to this conversation, and that you obsessively comment on CP articles because you enjoy receiving negative attention? 

Chris Porto
Chris Porto

it is saddening you lack the ability to think beyond money. It has to do with being able to publicly declare the person you love in a long lasting relationship I have plenty of friends who are getting married as well as a sister who got married, my parents got married, Me and my GF talk about getting married. None of these marriages are the result of tax incentives. It has everything to do with who we love. Gay marriages are no different. than any one of these. Your shortsightedness and inability to look at an issue from more than the angle of Money is very troubling. I almost feel sorry for you... almost

Drewl
Drewl

Haha, coming from the man who believes that it takes hard work to succeed and if you ain't working hard, you don't deserve to eat. I'm glad you have plenty of time to "f**k off" there, Kirk.

stephanie
stephanie

OH MY GAH seriously? Hahahahah! Comic Sans is the tackiest font ever, for those of you who didn't get that reference.

Drewl
Drewl

That is part of it, yes. I'm not refuting that; if I were gay I would want access to those benefits, too. Why wouldn't I be allowed to have them? But it is not, like you put it, "ALL about the tax status and benefits." It is about being seen as equals in society, not as lesser beings that don't deserve the same rights and respect as the rest of Americans.

Please tell me Kirk, what did gay people do differently to not deserve the same marital benefits? Why shouldn't they be allowed to say that is part of what they want? I'll be patiently awaiting your response.

Drewl
Drewl

In society, you douche. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

So you say It's all about the tax status and insurance benefits?Why wont anyone come out and say that is what they want?

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