GOP Rep Has New Argument Against Gay Marriage: ‘Look at What’s Going on in Baltimore’

In a conversation with Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins Tuesday, Representative Bill Flores (R-TX) argued against same-sex marriage by citing the tumult in Baltimore as an example of the consequences of family breakdown — which, Perkins pointed out, legalized gay marriage would only exacerbate.

“The single best indicator of whether or not a child is going to be in poverty or not is whether or not they were raised by a two-parent household or a single parent household, so the breakdown of the family has contributed to poverty,” Flores said.

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“Look at what is going on in Baltimore today, you see the issues that are raised there. Healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in a way that’s best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective. There is nothing like traditional marriage that does that for a child. Each of us have a mother and a father and there is no way to get around that.”

Great points all around. Listen to audio and delete your account, via Right Wing Watch:

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