Get used to the phrase Mum and Dad. You’re going to be hearing it a lot in coming months from the likes of the Iona non-Institute.
Every child has a right to a Mum and Dad. Not a Ma and Da, mind you, or a Mammy and Daddy. No. Every child has the right to a nice, middle-class, Iona-approved Mum and Dad with a Qashqai for Mum and a Range Rover for Dad, a full orthodontics plan, an architect-designed town-house in Dalkey, three holidays a year and a place booked in the Rock. Just like this Brady Bunch on the Iona website, the Ionanist genetically-approved überfamilie.
The Ionanists will be misquoting research, as they did at the Constitutional Convention. They’ll be talking about children. You’ll hear Iona shills on tv talk-shows insisting that marriage is all about the children, which is very bad news for post-menopausal women and men with vasectomies. Obviously, to be consistent, the Ionanists should really be opposing such marriages too. No wedding day for you, lads and lassies.
But of course, it’s all a distraction, since this new strategy by the anti-equality lobby is completely irrelevant.
Because right now today, single people can adopt children. No Mammy and Daddy there. Oops, sorry. No Mum and Dad.
That’s the law today. Right now.
And same-sex couples right now today can legally have IVF.
Let’s assume that the Ionanists already know this. After all, they’re not fools, or at least, not in the conventional sense.
That forces us to the inescapable conclusion that they’re liars, trying to stir up hysteria against same-sex marriages because the very idea scares the emotionally-impaired daylights out of them.
Conclusion: next time you hear some anti-equality fundamentalist talking about children, tell them it’s too late. Tell them the dreaded queers can already adopt and they can already conceive. That’s done. That’s dusted.
Tell them this: You have a dog in the wrong fight, fool.