THE DAY SAME-SEX COUPLES ARE BANNED FROM ADOPTING IN GEORGIA, USA
I think of calling my mother and telling her to turn off the news.
I think about the children missing out on a loving family.
I think I’m glad we’re not American.
I think about my parents asking me if it’s okay to be gay in Rome.
I think this world is beyond saving.
I think about being taught in R.E that same-sex couples can’t adopt easily because no one wants two mums or dads.
I think of how lucky I am to be straight.
I think about what it means to be denied being a parent, by law and nature.
I think about my parents leaving the adoption office in tears.
I think about the home they could’ve given a child.
I think I’m not proud to be English.
I think of the men and women who are crying today.
I think of nothing but them.
At 5pm, I cry for them. I cry with them.
By Amy Beecham