Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gay penguins make the best parents

A gay penguin couple, presumably joined by a civil union so as not to destroy the sanctity of hetero penguin marriage, were segregated from the colony because they were stealing eggs to satisfy their paternal urge. After animal activists complained, the zoo helped them out.
'We decided to give them two eggs from another couple whose hatching ability had been poor and they've turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo,' said one of the keepers. [...]

Wildlife experts at the park explain that despite being gay the three-year-old male birds are still driven by an urge to be fathers.

'One of the responsibilities of being a male adult is looking after the eggs.

Despite the fact that they can't have eggs naturally, it does not take away their biological drive to be a parent,' said one.

I wonder how the fundies, who insist that homosexuality is a 'lifestyle choice,' explain why it occurs as a natural phenomenon in the animal world? One assumes the penguins operate on instinct, not choice, and well, God did make all creatures great and small -- right? [graphic via]

Update: I no sooner posted this when I discovered Lis had the same thought. Click over for her graphic.

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Blogger rockync said...

Well, you know they can't go to heaven as gay penguins! Perhaps the pious can pray them straight.
I love that they relented and gave them their own eggs. I'll bet they will be great dads.

9:46:00 PM  
Blogger DaScuba said...

I'm amazed that China, with it's EXCEPTIONAL record on human rights, is giving it's gay animals the ability to parent, while it makes it nearly impossible for gay humans to do the same.

11:41:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL Rocky.

DS, the same could be said for the US. As Shakes pointed out, it's pretty damn depressing that gay penguins have it easier than gay humans everywhere.

9:06:00 AM  

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