The Welsh secretary, David Jones, has been criticised for claiming that gay couples "clearly" cannot provide a "warm and safe environment" in which to raise children." Jones, who voted against [marriage equality], told ITV Wales's Face to Face programme: "I regard marriage as an institution that has developed over many centuries, essentially for the provision of a warm and safe environment for the upbringing of children, which is clearly something that two same-sex partners can't do."
A Daytona Beach man is facing a child-neglect charge after police say he left his baby daughter in a cold and unattended car while abusing his wife. Robert Mirsky, 19, and his wife were arguing about his recent weight gain in Ormond Beach about 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of West Granada Boulevard. Reports show that Mirsky was intoxicated and started to verbally abuse his wife, Ashley Mirsky... The affidavit states that while Ashley Mirsky was driving, Robert Mirsky kicked the steering wheel from the backseat of the car causing the key in the ignition to break and the car to swerve—with his 23-day-old daughter sitting next to him. After almost crashing the car, Mirsky's wife managed to stop, get out and then tried to remove their daughter from the backseat. Mirsky grabbed the child and punched his wife in the face. She ran to a nearby Texaco gas station at 5 S. Yonge St. and tried to call for help but was stopped by Mirsky who grabbed her by the neck and took her phone. The child was left unattended in the car.
In all fairness to the Welsh secretary, I suppose it's possible that Ashley and Robert Mirsky have created a warm and safe environment for their daughter in their home. But in their car? Not so much.