Kids and Queers

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Ant On A Log

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060804/ap_on_re_us/gay_adoption
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Supreme Court let stand a ruling that allows unmarried couples, including those of the same sex, to adopt children through a joint petition that gives both partners equal custody.
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In a 4-1 decision posted Friday, the high court refused to hear arguments in the case. That left in tact the April ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals, which had overturned a lower court's ruling that state law limits adoption to married couples and individuals.

"The court acknowledged that two people can create a caring, stable, loving home for children without being married," said Patricia Logue, senior counsel for Lambda Legal's Midwest office in Chicago. "Not only is this a decision that will keep our clients' family intact, but this is a victory for the thousands of children in Indiana desperately in need of a caring home."

Logue represented a lesbian couple from Morgan County whose 2004 attempt to adopt a baby girl was approved by a judge in one county but denied by a judge in another.

Attorney General Steve Carter had hoped the state's highest court would overturn the 2-1 appeals ruling.

Carter's aides did not return messages left Friday by The Associated Press.


So...do you want queers having kids?
 

Merc

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Most parents suck at their jobs anyways. Gay people have lower divorce rates so one would assume they'd love each other more. So why wouldn't they love their children just as much? Not to mention, who gives a shit if the parents are gay/lesbian?
 
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shawnesty23

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i dont think they should. it really isnt fair to kid, they may be more forced into that lifestyle, they will be picked on and bullied non stop
 

Merc

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shawnesty23 said:
i dont think they should. it really isnt fair to kid, they may be more forced into that lifestyle, they will be picked on and bullied non stop
That's really shallow of you to say, Shawn. So obviously, because the parents are gay/lesbian, the kid is going to be, right? So parents also shouldn't have kids with glasses because they'll get picked on too? How about short or fat kids? We should just wipe them all out, eh?
 
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shawnesty23

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The Mercenary said:
That's really shallow of you to say, Shawn. So obviously, because the parents are gay/lesbian, the kid is going to be, right? So parents also shouldn't have kids with glasses because they'll get picked on too? How about short or fat kids? We should just wipe them all out, eh?
you dont when your going to be short or fat, or wear glasses, which arent a big deal anyway. i know a kid who almsot killed himself he was picked on so much b/c his parents are gay
 

Kazmarov

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There isn't much in terms of evidence that gay couples raise gay kids. If anything, they may help raise more tolerant children than straight couples.

I think that allowing gay couples to adopt kids means that people can choose a partner that they feel natural with, regardless of gender, and are more compatible with. If anything, it might help lower domestic violence.
 

Merc

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Not to mention, what if straight parents raise gay children? Surely that's never happened before . . . .
 
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Ant On A Log

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Finally, someone I can disagree with here.

they may be more forced into that lifestyle
What lifestyle? You mean a gay lifestyle? How does that pan out? Just because my parents do something doesn't mean I automatically do it. My mom works with horses and I couldn't give two shits about them. My father is an artist, but I can't draw worth a shit. It isn't like gay parents force their kids to act a certain way. In fact, they don't act any different than straight parents. Believe me, I know. One of my best friends has 2 moms. It's fucking great, too.

they will be picked on and bullied non stop
Huh? Like I said, my friends 2 moms are two of the coolest people in the world. He doesn't get picked on at all. In fact, the issue is never brought up.
Secondly, would you pick on someone just because their parents were gay? I didn't think so. Why would any other Joe Schmoe out there waste his/her time doing the same?
Third, we all get picked on for some reason or another. Even if this kid does get picked on because of their parents, they'll move the fuck on. I got picked on because my parents were too poor to buy me clothes and I had to wear hand-me-downs, I got over it.


Being gay is not a crime and it isn't a bad thing. It doesn't automatically make you a bad person and it sure as fuck doesn't stop you from being a good parent.

Not to mention, what if straight parents raise gay children? Surely that's never happened before . . . .
I know a family situation like this, too. The kid actually came out and I was the first person he told. Anyway, he suffered more anxiety over it than the kid I know who has gay parents.
 

Merc

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shawnesty23 said:
you dont when your going to be short or fat, or wear glasses, which arent a big deal anyway. i know a kid who almsot killed himself he was picked on so much b/c his parents are gay
Yeah and I know someone who almost committed because she hated herself. What kind of credibility does your statement have now? You just seem insecure to me Shawn. I have a few gay and lesbian friends, probably more than you, and I've watched their struggles. They're afraid their parents will disown them, toss them out of the house and want nothing to do with them. They're strong enough to not give a shit what a bunch of homophobic kids think about them.

This comes down to parenting again, I think. Parents need to teach their kids to be strong and ignore teasing because a lot of kids can't handle it. They're not taught to just laugh back and shrug it off. I had major problems being teased when I was younger, except there was no reason. I was just that annonymously chosen kid that everyone seemed to pick on. I had to deal with that. If I had chosen to kill myself everytime I felt like shit, I would most certainly be dead now.
 
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Well I can kind of see what Shawnesty is saying here, it would have to be embarassing to have gay parents, because you wouldn't think you were normal. I mean I would be embarassed if my parents were gay.
 
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