Moms and dads matter to children. Children don't always get the mom and the dad and people who lovingly step into the breach are Godsends and should all be celebrated. But the mom and the dad are still the ideal, and for good reasons even social science will back up. Barack Obama could be so powerfully protective of the institution that is at the heart of civilization, in deed and word. Unfortunately, so far he's missing a huge opportunity while he works to transform us into something new (something new which is old, bad news to an increasingly post-Christian and demographically challenged Europe).
Tradition has its benefits.
Good lord, it's dog whistles all through. Evidently Barack Obama is trying to transform our entire society into something that is not Christian or white. Fatherhood (the patriarchy) is under attack and must be deafened at all times, which Obama is not willing to do even though our very survival as a civilization depends on it. And trying to be inclusive towards all kinds of families is wrong, because the only legitimate type of family has a white, Christian mother and father.
"Tradition has its benefits." You bet it does, if you're one of the ruling class. Everyone else is out of luck. Stupid people sometimes accidentally tell the truth, and Lopez could not have more clearly stated her desire to keep and perpetuate her benefits at the expense of others' suffering.