It doesn’t surprise me anymore when I find out something “new” about Sarah Palin’s politics – mostly because none of her stances are new; they’re recycled party lines that I have heard a thousand times, and have come to expect from her. So this news story is no different; I’m not surprised:
“I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the
opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one
man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that’s where we would go. I don’t
support gay marriage,” Palin said. She said she believed traditional marriage is
the foundation for strong families.
Not being surprised, though, doesn’t stop me from being incredibly pissed off.
I will say it again: I do not understand the incredible push to eliminate rights for specific groups of people. I do not wish to take anyone else’s rights away; I cannot comprehend why someone who doesn’t even know me wants to take my rights away.
I take care of my son. I give up a lot for him, as any parent should for their child. He knows that in my home, he is loved, supported, trusted and valued. He knows his voice is heard; his opinions matter. He is happy here, and I think a significant portion of that happiness comes from knowing that Donna also supports and loves him. He doesn’t care that we are gay – and yes, he knows what it means. We are a strong family, and our relationship is a solid foundation. I don’t know why Sarah Palin believes that our relationship is less stable than anyone else’s.