Australian Senator Doesn’t Want Children to Know of Gay Parents’ Existence

During a session discussing a bill that would ban religious groups from discriminating against LGBTQ people, Senator Ian Macdonald commented that many people may not want their children to learn about same-sex parents, according to Pink News.

Specifically, he said "The majority of families… might not want their children to think about children with two dads." He has also repeatedly showed concern for how children of straight parents would react, completely ignoring that most gay people have straight parents. 

He also said "Does it make them (children of straight parents) feel uncomfortable, and do they then have rights or feelings that then become confused?" In his mind, because he's not comfortable with same-sex relationships, nobody should know whether or not someone has two fathers or two mothers.

Him imposing his own bias demonstrates why protections against LGBT discrimination need to be in place, according to Janet Rice, and LGBT spokeswoman. She also commented that Macdonald needs to get over the fact that LGBT people exist because that fact isn't going away.

By not allowing children to learn about LGBT, Macdonald is perpetuating this cycle of homophobia and general discontent with anything LGBT.

h/t: PinkNews

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