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What same-sex "marriage" has done to

Massachusetts

It's far worse than most people realize

by Brian Camenker

October 20, 2008

 

Anyone who thinks that same-sex “marriage” is a benign eccentricity which won’t affect the

average person should consider what it has done in Massachusetts. It’s become a hammer to

force the acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone. And this train is moving

fast. What has happened so far is only the beginning.

 

On November 18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced its Goodridge

opinion, ruling that it was unconstitutional not to allow same-sex “marriage.” Six months later,

homosexual marriages began to be performed.

 

The public schools

The homosexual “marriage” onslaught in public schools across the state started soon after the

November 2003, court decision.

 

At my own children's high school there was a school-wide assembly to celebrate

same-sex “marriage” in early December, 2003. It featured an array of speakers,

including teachers at the school who announced that they would be “marrying” their

same-sex partners and starting families either through adoption or artificial insemination.

Literature on same-sex marriage – how it is now a normal part of society – was handed

out to the students.

 

Within months it was brought into the middle schools. In September, 2004, an 8thgrade

teacher in Brookline, MA, told National Public Radio that the marriage ruling had

opened up the floodgates for teaching homosexuality. “In my mind, I know that, `OK, this

is legal now.' If somebody wants to challenge me, I'll say, `Give me a break. It's legal

now,'” she told NPR. She added that she now discusses gay sex with her students as

explicitly as she desires. For example, she said she tells the kids that lesbians can have

vaginal intercourse using sex toys.

 

By the following year it was in elementary school curricula. Kindergartners were

given picture books telling them that same-sex couples are just another kind of family,

like their own parents. In 2005, when David Parker of Lexington, MA – a parent of a

kindergartner – strongly insisted on being notified when teachers were discussing

homosexuality or transgenderism with his son, the school had him arrested and put in

jail overnight.

 

Second graders at the same school were read a book, “King and King”, about two

men who have a romance and marry each other, with a picture of them kissing. When

parents Rob and Robin Wirthlin complained, they were told that the school had no

obligation to notify them or allow them to opt-out their child.

 

In 2006 the Parkers and Wirthlins filed a federal Civil Rights lawsuit to force the

schools to notify parents and allow them to opt-out their elementary-school children

when homosexual-related subjects were taught. The federal judges dismissed the case.

The judges ruled that because same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, the school

actually had a duty to normalize homosexual relationships to children, and that schools

 

 

 

 

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have no obligation to notify parents or let them opt-out their children! Acceptance of

homosexuality had become a matter of good citizenship!

 

Think about that: Because same-sex marriage is “legal”, a federal judge has

ruled that the schools now have a duty to portray homosexual relationships as

normal to children, despite what parents think or believe!

 

In 2006, in the elementary school where my daughter went to Kindergarten, the parents

of a third-grader were forced to take their child out of school because a man

undergoing a sex-change operation and cross-dressing was being brought into

class to teach the children that there are now “different kinds of families.” School

officials told the mother that her complaints to the principal were considered

“inappropriate behavior.”

 

Libraries have also radically changed. School libraries across the state, from

elementary school to high school, now have shelves of books to normalize homosexual

behavior and the lifestyle in the minds of kids, some of them quite explicit and even

pornographic. Parents complaints are ignored or met with hostility.

Over the past year, homosexual groups have been using taxpayer money to

distribute a large, slick hardcover book celebrating homosexual marriage titled

“Courting Equality” into every school library in the state.

 

It’s become commonplace in Massachusetts schools for teachers to prominently

display photos of their same-sex “spouses” and occasionally bring them to

school functions. Both high schools in my own town now have principals who are

“married” to their same-sex partners, whom they bring to school and introduce to the

students.

 

“Gay days” in schools are considered necessary to fight “intolerance” which may

exist against same-sex relationships. Hundreds of high schools and even middle

schools across the state now hold “gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender appreciation

days”. They “celebrate” homosexual marriage and move forward to other behaviors such

as cross-dressing and transsexuality. In my own town, a school committee member

recently announced that combating “homophobia” is now a top priority.

 

Once homosexuality is normalized, all boundaries begin to down. The schools are

already moving on to normalizing transgenderism (including cross-dressing and sex

changes). The state-funded Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender

Youth includes leaders who are transsexuals.

 

Public health

 

The Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is “married”

to another man. In 2007 he told a crowd of kids at a state-sponsored youth event that it’s

“wonderful being gay” and he wants to make sure there’s enough HIV testing available

for all of them.

 

Since homosexual marriage became “legal” the rates of HIV / AIDS have gone up

considerably in Massachusetts. This year public funding to deal with HIV/AIDS has

risen by $500,000. As the homosexual lobby group MassEquality wrote to their

supporters after successfully persuading the Legislature to spend that money: "With the

rate of HIV infections rising dramatically in Massachusetts, it's clear the fight against

AIDS is far from over."

 

Citing “the right to marry” as one of the “important challenges” in a place where “it’s a

great time to be gay”, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health helped

produce The Little Black Book, Queer in the 21st Century, a hideous work of

obscene pornography which was given to kids at Brookline High School on April 30,

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2005. Among other things, it gives “tips” to boys on how to perform oral sex on other

males, masturbate other males, and how to “safely” have someone urinate on you for

sexual pleasure. It also included a directory of bars in Boston where young men meet for

anonymous sex.

 

Domestic violence

 

Given the extreme dysfunctional nature of homosexual relationships, the Massachusetts

Legislature has felt the need to spend more money every year to deal with

skyrocketing homosexual domestic violence. This year $350,000 was budgeted, up

$100,000 from last year.

 

Business

 

All insurance in Massachusetts must now recognize same-sex “married” couples in

their coverage. This includes auto insurance, health insurance, life insurance, etc.

 

Businesses must recognize same-sex “married” couples in all their benefits, activities,

etc., regarding both employees and customers.

 

The wedding industry is required serve the homosexual community if requested.

Wedding photographers, halls, caterers, etc., must do same-sex marriages or be

arrested for discrimination.

 

Businesses are often “tested” for tolerance by homosexual activists. Groups of

homosexual activists often go into restaurants or bars and publicly kiss and fondle each

other to test whether the establishment demonstrates sufficient “equality” — now that

homosexual marriage is “legal”. In fact, more and more overt displays of homosexual

affection are seen in public places across the state to reinforce "marriage equality".

 

Legal profession

 

The Massachusetts Bar Exam now tests lawyers on their knowledge of same-sex

"marriage" issues. In 2007, a Boston man, Stephen Dunne, failed the Massachusetts

bar exam because he refused to answer the questions in it about homosexual marriage.

 

Issues regarding homosexual “families” are now firmly entrenched in the Massachusetts

legal system. In many firms, lawyers in Massachusetts practicing family law must now

attend seminars on homosexual "marriage". There are also now several homosexual

judges overseeing the Massachusetts family courts.

 

Adoption of children to homosexual “married” couples

 

Homosexual “married” couples can now demand to be able to adopt children the

same as normal couples. Catholic Charities decided to abandon handling adoptions

rather submit to regulations requiring them to allow homosexuals to adopt the children

in their care.

 

In 2006 the Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) honored two men

“married” to each other as their “Parents of the Year”. The men already adopted a

baby through DSS (against the wishes of the baby’s birth parents). According to news

reports, the day after that adoption was final DSS approached the men about adopting a

second child. Homosexuals now appear to be put in line for adopting children ahead of

heterosexual parents by state agencies in Massachusetts.

 

 

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Government mandates

 

In 2004, Governor Mitt Romney ordered Justices of the Peace to perform

homosexual marriages when requested or be fired. At least one Justice of the Peace

decided to resign.

 

Also Marriage licenses in Massachusetts now have “Party A and Party B” instead

of “husband and wife.” Imagine having a marriage license like that.

 

Since homosexual relationships are now officially “normal”, the Legislature now gives

enormous tax money to homosexual activist groups. In particular, the

Massachusetts Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth is made

up of the most radical and militant homosexual groups which target children in the

schools. This year they are getting $700,000 of taxpayer money to go into the public

schools.

 

In 2008 Massachusetts changed the state Medicare laws to include homosexual

“married” couples in the coverage.

 

The public square

 

Since gay “marriage”, annual gay pride parades have become more prominent. There

are more politicians and corporations participating, and even police organizations take

part. And the envelope gets pushed further and further. There is now a profane

“Dyke March” through downtown Boston, and recently a “transgender” parade in

Northampton that included bare-chested women who have had their breasts surgically

removed so they could “become” men. Governor Patrick even marched with his “out

lesbian” 17-year old daughter in the 2008 Boston Pride event, right behind a “leather”

group brandishing a black & blue flag, whips and chains!

 

The media

 

Boston media, particularly the Boston Globe newspaper, regularly does feature stories

and news stories portraying homosexual “married” couples where regular married

couples would normally be used. It’s “equal”, they insist, so there must be no

difference in the coverage. Also, the newspaper advice columns now deal with

homosexual "marriage" issues, and how to properly accept it.

 

A growing number of news reporters and TV anchors are openly “married”

homosexuals who march in the “gay pride” parades.

 

In conclusion

Homosexual “marriage” hangs over society like a hammer with the force of law. And it’s only just

begun. Unfortunately, like elsewhere else in America, the imposition of same-sex marriage on

the people of Massachusetts was a combination of radical, arrogant judges and pitifully

cowardly politicians.

It’s pretty clear that the homosexual movement’s obsession with marriage is not because large

numbers of them actually want to marry each other. In fact, a very low percentage of

homosexuals actually “marry”. (In fact, over the last three months, the Sunday Boston Globe’s

marriage section hasn’t had any photos of homosexual marriages. In the beginning it was full of

them.) Research shows that homosexual relationships are fundamentally dysfunctional on

many levels, and “marriage” as we know it isn’t something they can achieve, or even desire.

This is about putting the legal stamp of approval on homosexuality and imposing it with force

throughout the various social and political institutions of a society that would never accept it

otherwise. To the rest of America: You've been forewarned.

 

(For a copy of this article with links to source material see www.MassResistance.org)