Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sydney, Australia
i don't understand people who think that either... I mean, I always thought that the sanctity of marriage was a commitment or a bond between two people - any people - who love each other, so I find it almost hypocritical that societies that proclaim to be socially progressive are in fact discriminating against same-sex couples.
And getting back to adoption, once again, I always thought the purpose of adoption was to provide a loving home and a loving family for a child in need - perhaps i'm being a touch idealistic and/or simplistic in my approach but in essence, and this has probably been said by most of you already, same-sex couples are simply being discriminated against despite the fact that many do in fact go above and beyond fulfilling the criteria to be considered as adoptive parents.
Then again, I understand that there are complexities surrounding socially progressive proposals before they can be passed as legislation..... I would assume that with the significant number of conservatives in western parliaments, they provide enough opposition to prevent such bills from becoming legislation.