On Monday The Advocate posted a really moving video from a 12-year-old Northern California boy who is the adopted son of two gay men.
In the video, young Daniel Martinez, seated beside his dad, reads a heartfelt and sincere letter that he has written to Supreme Court Justice John Roberts.
Unbeknownst to many Americans, Chief Justice Roberts is the father of adopted children, and when Martinez found that out, he decided to reach out to one of the nation’s most powerful men in an attempt to show him that, just like the justice’s kids, he, Daniel, and his sister, Selena, are both happy well-adjusted children who are part of a really great American family.
Except that it’s a family that just happens to have two parents who cannot legally wed under California law.
Given the fact that the Supreme Court will soon be casing their monumental votes regarding that state’s highly controversial Proposition 8, we can expect to be bombarded from all sides soon with opinions and arguments, but it’s tomorrow’s generation of United State’s citizens who will be the most affected by the decision handed down.
In a lot of ways, it is Daniel Martinez and bright intelligent kids just like him, kids being raised by loving parents who just so happen to be gay, who deserve to be heard as loudly and as clearly as any voice floating out there in the vast sea of opinion.
Gay marriage isn’t just a step in the right direction, it IS the right direction. And it’s a valuable addition to an old institution whose time has come. You can see and hear every reason why in the words of the middle school kid in the video below.
So, I just want to say that I’m proud as hell to know that there are families like this in our country. And hopefully, in the near future, I won’t have to write anything like this again.
Nice one, Daniel. Nice one, dads.
May the force be with you.
Image/Info source: The Advocate