Boy, 8, writes heartwarming gay marriage letter

Carter Gustafson has written a letter to the state of Minnesota pleading with them to let his two mothers marry

Boy, 8, writes heartwarming gay marriage letter
19 August 2012

A heartwarming gay marriage letter, written by an eight-year-old boy, has gone viral.

Published on NoH8’s Facebook profile, Carter Gustafson has asked the US state of Minnesota questions about his family’s future if the impending constitutional ban on gay marriage passes.

The youngster asks: ‘Who makes these laws because they don’t make sense to me. For example, isn’t it love that makes a family?’

The full letter reads:

‘Dear Minnesotans,

I’m writing this letter because I have two moms and I want to talk about the gay marriage vote. I’ve been asking my moms a lot of questions about the vote. Here are some of them:

1. Why does it matter if it’s a woman and a woman or a man and a woman? What’s the difference?

2. If this passes, can we still be a family?

3. Since this is illegal can my moms get arrested? This means a lot to me because I love my moms!

4. Who makes these laws because they don’t make sense to me. For example, isn’t it love that makes a family?

I hope one day my moms can get married. Please help by voting no!

Sincerely,

Carter Gustafson

Age 8 and ¾’

Minnesota will go to the polls in November to decide whether or not to ban gay marriage.

There is already a state law banning same-sex marriage in the state but anti-gay groups are trying to ensure it never gets repealed.

It is not the first time an eight-year-old boy has fought for gay rights in the United States.

In December 2011, far right wing Michelle Bachmann was met by a boy at a book signing who told her: ‘My mommy’s gay and she doesn’t need fixing.’

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