These are the faces you harm if you vote for Proposition 8 in California. These are the faces of children with two moms who love them more than life itself, two moms who would do anything to keep them safe and happy, two moms who work very hard to make sure that they are taken care of.
That little girl on the right? She’s super smart. She knows her ABC’s, her numbers to 20 in English and Spanish, and most of the colors in Spanish as well. She loves Dora, Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street, and her twin brother. She likes to sleep on the floor instead of her big-girl bed. She loves chicken, yogurt, and milk.
That little man on the left? He’s a born athlete. He can make a basket in his mini-hoop from across the room with any ball you give him. He loves to dance. He likes pizza and milk and will even try salad once in awhile. He knows his ABC’s and his numbers in Spanish and English, too. He loves Dora and Diego, and Thomas the Train. He loves his Momo very much.
Look at those faces. Look at them until you have them etched in your brain. And if you vote for Proposition 8, you can make it your goal in life to find them and tell THEM that you don’t think their moms should be able to get married. That you think their family is an abomination. That you think they never should have been born into the family they love and adore.
These are the faces you hurt by voting for Proposition H8. Not mine. Not my wife’s. Theirs. Remember them. Remember their names when you go into the voting booth. Nathan. Julia. Children BORN into a two-mom household: wanted, loved, prayed for. Children looking to those who can vote to speak on their behalf – because they can’t do it yet. When you stop seeing this as a GAY issue and start seeing it as a FAMILY issue, only then will you see Proposition H8 for the evil it is.
Go ahead. Print the picture out and take it with you if you want. Look in their eyes and try and punch “Yes” for Proposition 8. I only pray you can find it in your heart not to. For their sake.