Heather Barwick, who was raised by two lesbians, wrote a compelling story about why she opposes same-sex marriage. Married to a man and raising four children, Heather has come to realize why same-sex marriage is wrong and why it harms children.
In her powerful story, Heather wrote in The Federalist: “Growing up, and even into my 20s, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognize the long-term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me. And it’s only now, as I watch my children loving and being loved by their father each day, that I can see the beauty and wisdom in traditional marriage and parenting.”
Heather, who was raised by lesbian mothers, writes what Liberty Counsel has been saying for years: same-sex marriage denies a child either a mom or a dad. “A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting,” Heather wrote.
Heather Barwick’s story about how she and other children raised by same-sex parents are harmed by the lack of the opposite-gender parent is just one of many reasons why same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption are wrong. We should pass laws that strengthen the family, not tear it down by dooming children to a single-gender set of parents.