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A Cross Section of Kids From 5 to 13 React to Gay Marriage

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 5, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | November 5, 2013 |

This, I found, fascinating, because I live in a world where many parents I know are politically correct to the point of obnoxiousness (including myself), so I don’t even think my kid knows what the word “gay” is. Two men kissing would seem as natural to him as two women kissing, which is to say: He’s completely indifferent to both. Occasionally, we will try to subtly wheedle out a sexual preference out of curiosity, but he’s never betrayed an orientation.

I would assume, however, that this is more unusual than not, and that most liberal parents have at least discussed with their children the matter, and the social politics of the parents is likely to filter into the worldview of the children, which is why this video is so fascinating. Some kids think it’s great, some are confused, and some aren’t fans, but even the ones that aren’t fans don’t dislike the idea for malicious reasons, but because “how are you going to know about girl things if you just hang out with boys all the time?”

It’s all very neat and sweet and progressive and hopeful.