Sunday, 14 August 2011
There's this video that has a 5-year-old boy being told by two gay men that they are husbands and they are married. As the new information washes over him, he first states that it's funny, and then he realizes that he usually sees husbands and wives but that it made sense that the two men were together because they had a lot in common.
I wonder when the appropriate age is for children to learn about the difference of gay and straight couples. I have no problem with it, I'm liberal in the sense that love is love and no ones hurting anyone else by loving each other but I hear many different opinions.
On one side of the coin some people believe it's messes up, children shouldn't be exposed to such ideas because it would sway them to think they could be gay when they actually aren't. Some people think it's great, why shouldn't a child learn about a happy working marriage no matter who's married to who?
What do you think? Is it okay to explain to a child that there are gay marriages and straight marriages?