When P.D. Eastman penned the children’s classic in 1960, the answer to the question posed in the entertaining children’s book was obvious even to the young. Fast forward 50-some years and things are not so clear.
It’s been highly publicized that same-sex marriage has been legalized in 37 states and the District of Columbia. What has not been so highly publicized is that the vast majority of those states – 26 out of 37 – did not want to legalize it.
While the term Emotional Incest is provocative and can be easily misunderstood, the process it describes is real and guarding against it is important. In relating to a child as a surrogate spouse, parents are, perhaps unwittingly, emotionally abusing their children.
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will decide on the question of same-sex marriage. As historic as this decision will be, it will not end the debate on marriage; rather, it will determine new grounds for the continuing legal and cultural battles ahead.
The UK Parliament recently voted to permit the creation of “three-parent embryos.” If the House of Lords follows suit, the UK will become the first country in the world to permit the creation of human embryos with DNA from three different people.