NOM Continues to be Supergross

[Content Note: Family and reproductive policing; homophobia; abuse.]

As if we needed any additional evidence that the virulently anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is just fully the worst, here is John Eastman, NOM's chair, talking about the Supreme Court justices who will soon be ruling on same-sex marriage—specifically about the families of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Clarence Thomas, both of whom have adopted children:
"You're looking at what is the best course societywide to get you the optimal result in the widest variety of cases. That often is not open to people in individual cases. Certainly adoption in families headed, like Chief Roberts' family is, by a heterosexual couple, is by far the second-best option," said John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. Eastman also teaches law at Chapman University law school in Orange, Calif.
Different-sex two-(cis)parent families with adopted children are "second-best." Obviously, different-sex two-(cis)parent white Christian families with babies created in magic vaginas under Jesus' watchful eye are the bestest-best. But otherwise acceptable straight white Christian cis people with adopted kids are okay, I GUESS.

I don't even know where to start with this garbage.

There's the implicit assertion that adopted children are less than. There's the implicit assertion that adoptive parents are axiomatically inferior to birth parents. There's the casual eliding of the millions of people who are abused by their birth parents, and the millions of people who are not abused by adoptive parents. There's the implicit demeaning of single- and same-sex parent and blended households. There's the implicit assertion that biologically defined families are inherently superior to families of choice. There's the implicit assertion that families are defined by parenting. There's the gross judgment and ranking of family structures, as if the best family structure isn't the one that best works for everyone in that family, rather than conformity to an externally-defined ideal.

And then there's the hilarious irony that the same conservative nightmare thugs who insist that adoption is a viable alternative to abortion then turn around and demean adoption when it suits their homophobic policies.

Unreal. This would be fucking hilarious, if it weren't so unfathomably cruel.

[Via Andy.]

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