Children of same-sex couples are starting to speak out, and not in favour of their ‘parents’. One specific woman is presently making headlines as she exposes the negative effects of growing up without a father.
Millie Fontana, now 24 years old, grew up as the daughter of a lesbian couple. However, she has been actively working to maintain the traditional definition of marriage. She spoke in Canberra this week, hoping that her story would provoke discussion and open people’s eyes to the sad realities surrounding children of same-sex marriages.
In an interview with the Australian, she gave clear reasons for not supporting the LGBTI agenda:
“We (children of same-sex couples) want our mothers and fathers; I don’t understand why society is so fiercely rejecting such a natural concept that is acceptable in every other family structure,” she said.
“There are often serious consequences for children who are denied access to their biological parents — the cultural attitude needs to change for this reason. We don’t want to be in the closet either.”
In another interview with Radio Australia she elaborated on what steps can be taken moving forward:
“I honestly don't think it's ethical to make an elective choice to have a child be motherless or fatherless without a good reason.
“And this to me [same-sex marriage] is not a good reason.”
Millie’s first-hand experience as a child of a same-sex relationship lends credence to the fact that same-sex marriage should not be legalised. Apart from serious political and national consequences that would result from such a choice, changing the definition of marriage would first and foremost hurt our children because it would result in the creation of an institution which would, by its nature, require any children of the same-sex couple to necessarily grow up without the presence of a mother or a father.
As Millie stated, there are many other children from similar situations who feel the same way. Children have rights, and one of them is the right to a mother and father. In stripping these rights away, the government makes children vulnerable to the many negative side effects that result in the absence of both a mum and a dad. As studies show, the suggestion that there are “no differences” in outcomes for children being raised by same-sex couples is not borne out by the evidence. . As a country, Australia needs to demand that the traditional definition of marriage be retained, if for no other reason than to protect their children.