Same sex marriage

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Liger86, Jan 12, 2010.

Is it ok for same sex couple to adopt children (example: 2 guys adopting a girl)

  1. Yes

    15 vote(s)
  2. No

    20 vote(s)
  1. Liger86


    Ok, do you guys think it's ok for two guys to later adopt a child?

    I think not.

    I know that adoption is not yet the question here, and I don't know the complete story. What I'm asking is just simple moral question.

    Should gay or lesbians be allowed to adopt? Does it violate moral standards and human decency?

    Provide argument.
  2. mxjones


    Do you have any idea how many children are without parents, are homeless, and are hungry?

    I am amazed at the level of ignorance and hate that exists to want to prevent a gay or lesbian couple from providing love and care to a child.
  3. Dunno.
    If they are saying, "partnership" puts them as second class citizens, well get with the de-facto program, although presumably, adoption possibilities are thin on the ground for de-facto's that makes some sense.

    Perhaps, it's a vast conspiracy, from bridal gown manufacturer's, they make squillions from these things,
    they screw the bride (and the groom, usually)
    before they even get to the alter, no mean feat.
  4. FredBloggs

    FredBloggs Guest

    you have a point regarding the homeless and hungry.

    however it has nothing to do with hate. it has everything to do with morals and the natural order of life.

    the boy with 2 moms for example probably will not have a close male role model. he could start attaching himself to a male teacher or something - who in turn has no wish to be surrogate father to some kid. the kid feels rejected, confused, grows up with issues, etc.

    i actually think its a bit selfish for homosexuals to want to raise kids, but thats another issue.

    it just aint right.
  5. When I was in school, you would get teased mercilessly for having two gay parents. That being said, I'm sure there are many gay parents who are better parents than some straight parents. But all else being equal, I would not have wanted to grow up with gay parents.
  6. Every kid who is available for adoption wants a mom and a dad.

    Mom is female and dad is a male.
  7. Morals have nothing to do with it. I'm a straight man. However, if I were to find myself in a culture where my attraction to adults of the opposite sex was viewed as immoral, I would be outraged. Sexual orientation is what it is. It is not consciously chosen and can only be immoral if there is a victim.

    As to skewed role models and the natural order of life, what about the children of single parents?

    And, finally, I think that two well-adjusted and loving adults who wish to adopt a child are anything but selfish. The selfish people are those who willingly abandoned their children, and those who impose their indoctrinated and self-serving views on others.

    I will admit that the idea of same sex couples doesn't really do anything for me, perhaps as a result of my traditional upbringing. But empathy comes naturally to me despite my cultural underpinnings. Therefore, I think that any residual discomfort I may feel about same sex couples has more to do with me than with anyone else.

    People are people. If they are not hurting anyone and are contributing to society in their own way, then they should be allowed to live their lives and pursue happiness just as anyone else.

    P.S. I didn't vote in this poll one way or the other. I don't think it's wrong, but I still can't quite press the ok button just yet. I'm working on it.
  8. fhl


    Against it.

    Put kids with normal parents.
  9. Having read several of your posts, I'm not sure you would qualify.