Candidates OK With School Books on Same-Sex Parents

By Christine Cupaiuolo — September 27, 2007

Salon’s Michael Scherer has a very funny (and informative!) write-up on last night’s Democratic presidential debate — a shorthand version of what you missed while watching “Bionic Woman.”

Here’s my favorite part:

57 minutes. A question goes to all of the candidates. Would it be appropriate for a schoolteacher to read a story about a gay couple to their children in second grade? “Yes, absolutely,” says Edwards. “What I want is I want my children to understand everything about the difficulties that gay and lesbian couples are faced with every day.” Obama agrees. So does Clinton.

62 minutes. Another commercial break. Hopefully no children in second grade are watching. This time MSNBC shows an advertisement for Cialis, a pill that promises an erection at any point between 30 minutes and 36 hours after consumption. Sometimes erections may last for four hours or cause temporary loss of vision.


One response to “Candidates OK With School Books on Same-Sex Parents”

  1. We have a new cartoon for kids and hope that you will support it. Thanks!

    Margaux Towne-Colley
    Us2 LLC, Home of Buddy G – My Two Moms and Me

    First Animated Cartoon Series for Kids
    Starring a Character with Same Sex Parents
    November 23, 2007

    Us2 LLC has announced that it has developed the first children’s animated cartoon series starring a character with two parents of the same gender. Buddy G – My Two Moms and Me, featuring sate of the art 3-D animation, will premiere with the release of a DVD just in time for a holiday delivery this year.

    According to the Executive Producer of the show, Margaux Towne-Colley, “Buddy G is a historic development in children’s entertainment. While today’s children have ready access to literature depicting families headed by parents of the same gender, this is the first time that children with two moms or two dads will able to see the star of a show with a family just like their families.” She added, “We are very proud of this cartoon and what it means to our families.” Ms. Towne-Colley also states that while Buddy G was designed for children of GLBT, gay, and lesbian parents – the show is great entertainment for all families.

    The star of the cartoon is “Buddy G,” a five year old boy who loves science and solves daily problems with the help of his sidekick “Socrates,” an armband computer with Internet capabilities. In addition to Buddy G’s 2 moms, the cartoon includes a 7 year old next door neighbor “Owen,” who is fascinated with Elvis. In this premiere episode, The Lost Rings, the boys learn the value of being truthful while picking up some facts from Socrates about the science of metal detectors.

    The premiere DVD can be ordered from the cartoon’s website:

    The website also includes coloring pages for download and Buddy G Gear.

    See more graphics from the animatics and DVD at

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