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Adoption by gay parents...

In Belgium, a majority party have proposed to vote a law to legalize the adoption of children by gay couples (but the adoption of foreign children by gay couple will be forbidden).

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I think I will stay closed on this one
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i'm gay but i'm not sure if i think its right for children to have the same sex parents
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From Religious Grounds (Im sure Leopard, Bionic no what Im talking about) I haven't accpted the choice of homosexuality, likley in contemplating in that perspective I think it's wrong for same sex couples to adopt children.
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i'd supposed gay people would be a lot richer!
seeing how expensive kids are these days
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You already know what I think.

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From Religious Grounds (Im sure Leopard, Bionic no what Im talking about) I haven't accpted the choice of homosexuality, likley in contemplating in that perspective I think it's wrong for same sex couples to adopt children.
so ur a homophobe then rothes???????
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You already know what I think.
i don't.
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Why do some posters assume that straight couples have to have children, though? There is such a thing as contraception, in case this has slipped past you all. A lot of straight people are "childless by choice" these days. I am one of them.

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i don't.
Oh. I think gay couples should be able to get married, adopt kids, do whatever they want.

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Oh. I think gay couples should be able to get married, adopt kids, do whatever they want.
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I respect all opinions and thinking that it's wrong for same sex couples to adopt children it's not homophobic at all, just an opinion. I'd like to know which reasons people have to deny this right
I actually think that gay couples (or even a gay person) are perfectly able to raise a child as good as any straight person and I have no reasons to believe that this could harm the kid in any way. At the end we are all human beings and the gift to love is in all of us.
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From Religious Grounds (Im sure Leopard, Bionic no what Im talking about) I haven't accpted the choice of homosexuality, likley in contemplating in that perspective I think it's wrong for same sex couples to adopt children.

Shame, u must have a very sheltered life along with a very narrow minded view
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well how's that any different from a single parent household?
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This business about all kids having to have the same upbringing is exaggerated. Anyway, public policy is not against people bringing up children in non-optimal circumstances. Plenty of poor people have children that they can't really afford, but we don't snatch them away. Thirdly, my friends who have kids have very precocious (in a lovable way) li'l brats who get exposure to all sorts of adult company. Gays tend to be more intelligent and well-educated people (now there's a controversial remark , but I think it's at least true of the gays who would take advantage of such a law). A gay couple could find all sorts of ways to get the kid having interaction with adults of the opposite sex - maybe more than goes on in a lot of straight households, with the "absent father" syndrome, etc.

So I can see no good public policy argument against it.

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