He then goes to the slippery slope argument:
... if we’re going to completely uproot institutions as old as marriage to be “politically correct”, why would anyone stop at homosexual marriages? Why not polygamous legal marriages? Why not bestiality or incest?
And maybe they'd want to have children!
...if it were legalized, would not same sex couples feel entitled to have children? After all, everybody keeps on telling them they have an equal union. How would they sort that out? Pay surrogate mothers? That brings in another whole new set of legal problems.
Finally, our future school board trustee channels Maude Flanders:
...could somebody please think about the children? I do not care what rhetoric is being thrown around these days; the best environment for a child to be raised in is with a mother and a father. Ask any child from a single parent home if he or she didn’t feel like something was missing.
While I suppose it's possible that Manougian has done a complete 180 in his views on the topic in nine short years, it seems unlikely. As Gay Straight Alliances have been and continue to be an important issue for the TDSB, it is incumbent on Manougian to explain his past views and current position before the Oct. 27th. municipal election.
Which Harout Manougian is the real Harout Manougian, and where does he really stand on same sex rights? Can we really count on Manougian to support and defend Gay Straight Alliances in Toronto schools?