Should gay couples be given the same legal rights as heterosexuals in adopting children? I think they should, as no matter what sex the parents are the love will still be there. A child needs love , attention and a routine. What does it matter if i'ts a gay couple or a heterosexual couple. I believe that in the adoption process, there should be no remarks made to gender. I believe 2 women would do as good a job as a male and female. I also believe 2 men would do as good a job too. How many single parent families are they? .. 2 guardians(whether it be both male or female) would be brilliant for any child needing care. The example set by same sex parents would aid in eradicating homophobia. It would become more acceptable in the wider world if installed into the younger generation.