The Obama administration has joined a lawsuit against California’s Proposition 8 and argued in a brief filed in the case that children don’t need mothers, or father, as long as they have one or two of each.
The Justice Department’s argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended California’s Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman.
The Justice Department presented its conclusions about parenthood in rebutting an argument made by proponents of Proposition 8 that the traditional two-parent family, led by both a mother and a father, was the ideal place, determined even by nature itself, to raise a child.
The Obama administration argues this is not true. It argues that children need neither a father nor a mother and that having two fathers or two mothers is just as good as having one of each.
Read the whole thing, as it gets even more interesting. The administration argued that in gay and lesbian couples may actually be superior to families with a mother and a father.
In related news, the Department of Justice is also targeting homeschooling. What next?