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This gender nonsense serves as a strong reminder that the war over same-sex marriage is not really about pension benefits and hospital visits for longtime same-sex couples.

At heart, it’s a war over whether human beings get to redefine the contours of normal sexuality, overriding natural anatomy and reproductive purposes - in short, ignoring God’s design for human beings.

As parents, we must teach our children that their identities are no mystery to God. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” (Jeremiah 1:5) And we must embrace who we are - male or female - as God’s perfect design for us. “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalms 139:14)

Good parents teach their children to celebrate their built-in identity, male or female. Each child’s innate masculinity or femininity is a stable platform that supports rich individuality, distinctive style and personal talents.

That’s not a limitation. It’s a gift.

It’s heartbreaking that Storm’s parents can’t see it.

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