I am beyond tired of the old “children need a mother AND a father” insult.

It says to all people that they should not hope to ever be an effective parent to a healthy kid unless paired up with the “right” co-parent. It says that no amount of compassion, devotion, competence, or love by a single parent or a gay/lesbian couple can be good enough to create healthy family space for a child.

The argument also strikes at the heart of the “traditional” families it supposedly promotes.