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post #1 of 102 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 2006, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Should gay ppl be able to adopt?

(dunno if there's already a thread on this topic, but I was just wondering, now the marriage thread is bumped)
lots of opinions on it,
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Sure...but that is best left for another thread (again).

Same sex couples should be judged under the same criteria as non gay people...
If a couple, regardless of whether they are gay or straight (or somewhere in between) can provide a loving home and a caring environment then they should be able to access adoption if they so desire. Sexual orientation should have no bearing on parenting.
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yeah i think there is a thread on this already
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My answer is still yes, like it was on the earlier thread on this topic, which turned out to quite a battle as I recall.

Bottom line is that a child needs to have a stable environment to grow up in, both gay and straight parents can provide that.
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no recent studies on homosexual parents have shown that parental sexual orientation has any adverse effect on children, or that the children of gays are more likely to be gay themselves.

also, the probability of a gay couple teaching values such as acceptance & tolerance to their children is much better the real question then, is should straight people be allowed to adopt?

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My answer is still yes, like it was on the earlier thread on this topic, which turned out to quite a battle as I recall.

Bottom line is that a child needs to have a stable environment to grow up in, both gay and straight parents can provide that.
i'm having a few discussions with my mum about this topic lately
she's not really convinced I can still have children now that she knows I'm lesbian.
but I grew up without a dad, and I turned out fine!

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no recent studies on homosexual parents have shown that parental sexual orientation has any adverse effect on children, or that the children of gays are more likely to be gay themselves.

also, the probability of a gay couple teaching values such as acceptance & tolerance to their children is much better the real question then, is should straight people be allowed to adopt?
exactly,
I think that gay couples that choose to adopt have really thought about it, and are ready to do it,
while some straight couples forget to use a condom and end up with a child they're not really ready for...

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If anyone wants to know what happened on the other thread:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=192576
I didn't know if there was one,
but i surely do not wanna cause a fight by starting one again...

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no recent studies on homosexual parents have shown that parental sexual orientation has any adverse effect on children, or that the children of gays are more likely to be gay themselves.

also, the probability of a gay couple teaching values such as acceptance & tolerance to their children is much better the real question then, is should straight people be allowed to adopt?
Acceptance of straight people is also a value for the children to learn. The main value should be to respect other people regardless of their sexual orientation. Luckily acceptance and tolerance also appear with straight couples.
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exactly,
I think that gay couples that choose to adopt have really thought about it, and are ready to do it,
while some straight couples forget to use a condom and end up with a child they're not really ready for...
The circumstances are different indeed, but it does not mean every child conceived by accident ends up wrong and will not be loved regardless.
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The circumstances are different indeed, but it does not mean every child conceived by accident ends up wrong and will not be loved regardless.
yeah, it's different, but in the end I was raised by a woman without a man
i just looked for a fatherfigure outside my home...

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I'm all for it
there's no reason to think a gay couple would do a shittier job than a straight couple
so it's all good if you ask me

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and can i just say that i find the number of homophobes (or people who do not think gay people deserve the same rights as straight people) quie disturbing!
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i'm for it, because i believe tt gay couples will be able to bring up children as well as straight parents.

i'm just wondering, do you think tt the children though, might be discriminated or teased in school for example?

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I'm against. Recent surveys shown that for the child to be grown up in a good way both mother love and father love is needed. I agree with that, cause I know some people brought up only by mothers or fathers and they have lots of problems in contact with other people. Child may also have problems in the future, because other children, mostly in primary schools, are very unkind to people who just have no mom or dad, so what would it be if they had 2 mothers or 2 fathers. I had problems with some people when I was at school just because someone got to know my parents are close to divorce, which really hurt me in that time.

I live in a very intolerant country, but I'm tolerant myself. I am not against gay marriages, or maybe gay people living together. I know some gay people and they are very kind and funny. But I'm still against gay adoptions.
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Gay marriage is a matter of religion, imo.

Gay adoption is a civil matter. Therefore, the couple should be looked at as any other couple in that society. Declining the right to adopt to a gay couple, is equivalent to demanding that blacks should be enslaved, the Chinese shouldn't be allowed to vote, and young people should be whipped each time they swear.

ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. In fact, it's quite disgusting to see people even trying to defend the concept that gays shouldn't be allowed to adopt.
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