a gay Easter at the White House

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CNN has an article on lesbian and gay parents lining up with their kids to participate in Monday’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Mark D. Tooley of the Institute on Religion and Democracy complains, "I think it's inappropriate to use a children's event to make a political statement,” but Jennifer Chrisler (executive director of the Family Pride Coalition) observes that:

"I don't think this is a protest. […] Showing up, participating fully in an American tradition, showing Americans that we do exist, that in our minds isn't a protest."

Excluding kids from such an event based on their parents’ sexual orientation would be both inappropriate and a political statement, but including them is neither; it’s called equality before the law. Second-class citizenship for the LGBT community is beginning to crumble, and those who don’t like it need to learn how to live with it.

(Thanks to John at AmericaBlog for the tip.)

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