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May 12, 2013

Children raised by homosexual parents suffer

SF 925 and HF 1054 are two bills that would amend the state’s definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, I urge you to call or write your representatives ask them not to support the redefining of traditional marriage.

Isn’t the primary duty of the state to protect children? Eleven-year-old Grace Evans stood in front of the Minnesota legislative committee on House Civil Law this year, and asked the question: “Which parent do I not need, my mother or my father?” She had to ask them twice; and still got no answer. That same day, she was attacked by the social media, labeled a bigot. Later attacked with foul language, death wishes, and calls for the Child Protection Services to take her away from her parents.


Some think that life will be better if homosexual behavior is codified as married. But as ex-homosexual, Greg Quinlan stated: jurisdictions across the world show us that nothing improves; suicide rate among them does not get better, nor does drug abuse, infidelity, promiscuity, etc.

Last summer, Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin (see his study at, overturned the conventional academic wisdom that children raised by homosexual parents suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. Compared with children raised by their married biological parents, children of homosexual parents suffer more

negative impacts, according to the study.

The fate of our country rests on how we treat our children.

Phil Drietz


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