How does banning gay marriages send a strong positive message to children? First of all, most children are oblivious to the news. Second of all, those children that do hear about it and understand what it all means are simply learning that people in charge think it's wrong to be gay and that gays should be punished for it. WTF Ohio, dubbleya-tee-eff? How do these people get elected into positions of power? I've got the backside of a shovel with the names of every bigotted politician scrawled upon it. What's that? You can't read it? Let me bring it closer to your face.