Millie Fontana, a child's rights
activist from Melbourne, Australia.
Millie Fontana, a donor-conceived child of lesbian parents, is a child's rights activist who believes that same-sex marriage and the push for "gender equality" is a ruse, a coordinated step by an "extremist minority" to end "gender altogether."
If people can be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer -- you name it -- and children are told they don't need a biological mother and a father, and that people of any gender may marry and obtain children in myriad ways, then gender loses its meaning.
“I think it’s really funny that [Barack] Obama has stood up and said it’s time for everyone else to evolve [on gay marriage]," said Millie Fontana at the Cost of Equality event in Melbourne, Australia. "But last time I checked, evolution took a few fair steps. It took a little longer than a decade to eventuate."
"Also, it took everybody with it," she said. "Evolution was not made by one political agenda that is silencing even the other half of the LGBT. This extremist minority that are pushing, from my opinion, what seems to be extinction of gender in itself."
"I don’t see ‘gender equality,'" she said. "I see a pitch to get rid of gender altogether."
Fontana, 25, is an atheist but the talk in Melbourne was sponsored by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) on Aug. 20, 2015. The ACL and Fontana, along with other activists, oppose the drive to legalize same-sex "marriage" in Australia. Since 2004, at least 22 pieces of legislation were pursued to legalize gay "marriage" -- all of them failed.
Earlier in her remarks, Fontana said, “My mother pitched a question to me the other week. She said to me, ‘Millie, what if my [lesbian] partner and I were able to be married? What if we had that stable, household environment that everybody else has?’ And I answered the question very simply."
"It was basically answered with another question, which would have been, ‘How would psychologists have treated me for my underlying issues of fatherless-ness, if to acknowledge fatherless-ness was a form of discrimination?’" said Fontana. "'How would any physician, under threat of legal action, have treated me under that circumstance?' It was met with silence. Nobody thinks about this before we rush ahead to [gay] marriage.
Fontana continued, “Until we, as a society, have a discussion that includes children like me, who are not okay with parents deciding which parts are acceptable to reveal. Until this discussion includes everybody who has been raised father-less or mother-less. Until this discussion stops shaming children in my position from coming forward, we should not be pushing [same-sex] marriage through."
"Because evolution takes steps," she said, "and I am not going to stand here and be silenced by people telling me what was acceptable for me to feel – that I’m a bad person for wanting a father, that maybe I didn’t love my mothers enough because I wanted a father. It’s bull and I won’t support it."
At that point, the crowd applauded and gave Fontana a standing ovation.
“I thank you for coming here tonight," she said. "Thank you very much for the standing ovation but I just want to say that it’s really great to see everybody here in support of the same cause because everybody deserves a voice."
(Photo: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.)
"I won’t let people stand here and shame Christians or anybody of faith, just based on faith and standing up for children, because it’s ridiculous," she said.
In addition to her activist work on behalf of children's rights, Fontana is a contributor to Them Before Us, an organization that defends the rights of children through social policy.
"Them Before Us exists to advance social policies that encourage adults to actively respect the rights of children rather than expecting children to sacrifice their fundamental rights for the sake of adult desires," reads their website. "We aim to equip all adults to defend the rights of all children.