Prop 8 Trial Ends -- Just As We Learn That Lesbians Raise Better Kids


The Prop 8 case in San Francisco will have closing arguments this week, putting an end to what seems like several decades of a very strange case. (It started in January!) What’s kind of great is the the judge (the gay judge! But never mind! Nobody look at the gay judge!) is going wide on the matter, posing a long series of questions that he wants answered in closing, such as: “What evidence in the record shows that a belief based in morality cannot also be discriminatory?” Mmm! What’s more, somehow, one of the key arguments of Prop 8 supporters is that “children fare best in families with two opposite-sex parents,” which, haha, suckers: now everyone knows that children of lesbians fare better than anyone else. Oh, yes: “the 17-year-old daughters and sons of lesbian mothers were rated significantly higher in social, school/academic, and total competence and significantly lower in social problems, rule-breaking, aggressive, and externalizing problem behavior than their age-matched counterparts.”