"The last stage of coping sets aside the skepticism entirely and just says it outright: Young people really are on our side. “They are perpetually telling you in the media that young people are supporting same-sex marriage,” Brown said at one point. “I’m gonna tell you something: That is not true.” Never mind the Pew study that just last week found that 70 percent of adults born after 1981 support marriage equality. Brown had something more powerful than a scientific survey; an anecdote. Specifically: Grace Evans, an 11-year-old from Minnesota who became the next great hope of the anti-equality movement earlier this month when she testified before the Minnesota legislature in opposition to same-sex marriage. Evans, after explaining why her parents were awesome, posed a question to the lawmakers: “Which parent do I not need—my mom or my dad?"
— If Grace Evans had two moms or two dads, perhaps that question would actually make sense. Banning some couples from legal union does require the state to ask their children which parent they don’t (legally) need. Plain and simple.
(Source: Mother Jones)