Lopez , Robert Oscar
7 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Robert Oscar Lopez is the author of The Colorful Conservative and Johnson Park. His academic work is posted at http://textontrial.blogspot.com, while his fiction is posted at http://wildwestcoconut.blogspot.com.


Justice Kennedy, Henry David Thoreau, and the Children of Gays and Lesbians

Both the majority opinion in last summer's same-sex marriage case and recent public statements point to a troubling lack of coherence in Justice Anthony Kennedy's thinking.

Date posted: 2015-12-21

The Global Fight for Children's Rights: Europe

Underground movements in England and France are beginning to counter the global LGBT ideology that has entrenched itself in the governments of First-World nations

Date posted: 2014-04-27

Same-Sex Parenting: Child Abuse?

Single-parenting and divorce have always been understood as a breakdown of the married mom and dad ideal, but the demand to view same-sex parenting as "normal" imposes a silence on children about the wound caused by the loss of one parent or the other.

Date posted: 2014-01-09

Justice Kennedy's 40,000 Children

During oral arguments on Prop 8, Justice Kennedy alluded to the views of children of same-sex couples as if their desires and concerns are identical to and uncritical of their parents' decisions. But the reality is far more complicated.

Date posted: 2013-06-08

Truth, Metaphor, and Race in the Marriage Debate

Whatever same-sex marriage is, that's not what gays are after. They are after a symbolic vehicle that can make them equal to people who can do something they cannot -- procreate.

Date posted: 2013-06-08

Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children's View

The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them - I know, because I have been there. The last thing we should do is make them feel guilty if the strain gets to them and they feel strange.

Date posted: 2013-02-12

Lessons from France on Defending Marriage

Unlikely characters, including gay men, are leading the French people in protest against redefining marriage. A repeating refrain is "the rights of children trump the right to children." Americans should follow their example of mobilizing across party lines.

Date posted: 2013-02-11