Adoption by Same Sex

Adoption of Children by Same Sex Couples

SQ 1: At present, the US is divided with regard to adoption as to other area of gay rights. As of 2000, four states in the USA (Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi and Utah) have specifically outlawed gay adoption.

Fight Homophobia
Homosexuality has been proven to a biological trait (both in humans and in other races.) Since babies are born with a predisposition to homosexuality, their upbringing will not affect their sexuality. Attempting to suppress this genetic predisposition has resulted in great misery for many people. Rather, we should accept this and look to embrace all gay people fully – which must include celebrating gay role models, especially as responsible parents. Homophobia is wrong, and must be fought however possible. Couples from ethnic minorities are not barred from adoption even in racist areas. Only through the full inclusion of gays in society and all its institutions can we hope to overcome prejudice.

Further the Natural Progression of our Society
Society is changing, and the traditional idea of the nuclear family with married mother and father is no longer the only acceptable alternative. The reason that many countries are beginning to award legal rights to gay couples is because the stability of such relationships is now recognized. There is no reason, therefore, why such couples cannot provide a stable and loving upbringing for children. In many cases, children are currently being responsibly reared by gay couples, where one of the partners is a biological parent. Allowing adoption by the other merely confers legal rights on an already successful, if informal, family model.

Save Children
Perhaps most importantly, and we hate to generalize here but in this case we must. Many of the citizens of the US of the mindset that gays should not adopt are also against abortions. We don’t condemn this viewpoint but we must stress that if you take the position that every fetus should be brought to full...