Adorable Kids Adorably Interrupt Marriage Equality Conference

Dr. Paul Melchert recently composed an eloquent statement on how a family with two gay parents produces children that are just as normal and well adjusted as families with opposite sex parents. He had hoped to give the statement at a Minnesota news conference while surrounded by his partner and two beautiful children, but things didn't go as planned as son Emmett decided to go rogue. Fortunately, this proved Melchert's point (and warmed a lot of hearts) by showing just how silly and normal these kids can be.


Also, "I want daddy to stop talking" is how I plan on saying "shut up" from now on. Thanks, Emmett!



This is exactly the kind of thing that kills me, then makes me incredibly weary about the marriage equality movement. On the one hand - gorgeous, middle-class professionals with gorgeous kids. On the other hand - the exact same thing. These campaigns are so focused on publicly presenting 'perfect' families - often professional, middle-class, good-looking and white - with the rhetoric of 'we're just like you' when in reality, queer families are special and unique in their own way, and just as prone to be fucked up and dysfunctional. Sanitising the reality, and diversity, of these relationships for the sake of the approval of the masses to buy into the heterosexual institution of 'marriage' - is it worth it? I'm not sure. But then look at those kids. LOOK AT THOSE KIDS.