Skip to comments.Male Couples Face Pressure To Fill Cradles
Posted on 08/09/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON When the jubilant couple were wed in June, they exchanged personalized vows and titanium rings, cheered the heartfelt toasts and danced themselves breathless. Then, as the evening was winding down, unexpected questions started popping up.
One after another, their guests began asking: Are you going to have kids? When are you going to have kids?
Tom Lotito and Matt Hay, both 26, could not help but feel moved. They never imagined as teenagers that they would ever get married, much less that friends and family members would pester them about having children.
Its another way that I feel like what we have is valid in the eyes of other people, said Mr. Hay, who married Mr. Lotito in June before 133 guests.
As lawmakers and courts expand the legal definition of the American family, same-sex couples are beginning to feel the same what-about-children pressure that heterosexual twosomes have long felt.
For some couples, it is another welcome sign of their increasing inclusion in the American mainstream. But for others, who hear the persistent questions at the office, dinner parties and family get-togethers, the matter can be far more complicated.
Many gay men had resigned themselves to the idea that they would never be accepted by society as loving parents and assumed they would never have children. They grieved that loss and moved on, even as other gay men and lesbians fully embraced childless lives. So the questions can unearth bittersweet feelings and cause deep divisions within a couple over whether to have children at all, now that parenting among same-sex couples is becoming more common.
The process can be also daunting logistically and financially, as would-be parents wrestle with whether to adopt or use a surrogate.
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No, they are not going to have kids. What kind of an idiot would ask two men that question?
The world is upside down.
Why not ask if they`re going to have kittens?
Wow, I knew education was in decline in America, but I had no clue it was THIS bad...
“One after another, their guests began asking: Are you going to have kids? When are you going to have kids? “
...so, they invited a bunch of pedophiles to their “wedding”...
Why am I not surprised?
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Beat me to it. Sounds like a lot of perverts trying to be first in line to baby-sit.
When you come to your senses and marry a young lady.
Where’s the barf alert?
Heather has two screwed up Mommies.
The probability of two men having kids: zero.
The probability of two men having a real wedding: zero.
The probability of these men having flings with others: over 95%.
Why is anyone celebrating this ceremony?
Of course not.
But hey, the libtards keep saying 2 faggots are “normal”. If they’re normal, how come they can’t have kids? This is like squeezing orange juice from a boulder.
The question of marriage was settled many thousands of years ago and it hasn’t changed. It is one man and one woman making a lifetime commitment.
What kind of FREAK asks when two queers will “pro-create?”
The same kind that celebrates their “marriage”, I suppose.
Two men pressured into filling a cradle? Disastrous. Awful. This is the height of absurdity.
Where is the projectile vomit warning on this tread?
yes, it’s that bad, because these “friends” are imbeciles for even asking an idiotic question like that.
If fags can have kids, then that’s the time I sh*t dollar bills out of my ass.
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