Australian Senator Doesn't Think Kids Should Have to Know Gay Parents Exist

Ian MacDonald. photo via Facebook

An Australian Sen. Ian Macdonald said during a meeting over a bill that would ban religious discrimination against LGBT students that parents have the right to decide whether children know gay parents exist.


 “The majority of families… might not want their children to think about children with two dads,” according to Australian news site Junkee. “Whether that’s right or wrong is irrelevant from my point of view, but it does show that other people have rights too.”

Macdonald said that children from straight parents would feel uncomfortable knowing that gay people exist at a religious school.

Janet Rice, another committee member, told Junkee, “According to Ian Macdonald’s flawless logic, his personal uneasiness about two men sharing a bed means that school students shouldn’t know if their friends have gay dads. Or something. His comments demonstrate exactly why we need to remove discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people in schools. We LGBTIQ+ people exist, it’s time Macdonald gets over it.”