I thought of saying something on this, but others have done so already.
Gay Erasmus fills in the context for us:
# New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma has opposed children’s books that feature same-sex parents. He declared, “I do not personally believe it appropriate for two-year-olds to be dragged into the gay rights debate.” More proof, alas, that our politicians can’t abide our relationships and families, viewing them as fodder for rhetorical manipulation instead of examples of love, altruism, and care.
# Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop has weighed into the debate, arguing, “I wouldn’t want to see any perverse biases put into early childhood development that could affect children one way or the other.” Um, which way is she referring to here?
# Russia’s inaugural gay pride rally ends in a series of violent arrests. A new generation of 78ers is born.