A sign outside an establishment in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City reads: “If you don’t like gay marriage, blame straight people. They’re the ones who keep having gay babies.”
The photo is bouncing around Facebook by supporters of the new law, including a family member of mine who supports gay marriage. She “liked” the photo.
The sign has that classic gotcha tactic in that it jokingly “blames” straight couples for creating gay children.
Well, yes, I suppose that’s true. After all, a male-male couple cannot create a gay person (nor a straight person for that matter). And the same thing is true for a female-female couple. Only the union of male and female can create new human life, gay or straight.
This sign, championed by supporters of same-sex marriage, undermines its own message and unwittingly speaks to the uniqueness of the male-female union.