Should homosexual couples be allowed the same rights to adopt as heterosexual couples?

  • Yes, they should.

    There is zero credible evidence (the study that opponents often site to back up their position was rescinded by person who did the study himself) that gay and lesbian parents are any worse because of their sexuality. Gay and lesbian parents can parent just as well as heterosexual parents. If they are good parents, they will be good parents regardless of what their sexuality might be.

  • Homosexual couples should have same adoption rights

    Homosexual couples should be allowed the same rights to adopt as heterosexual couples. This is because of the fact that homosexuals are no different from heterosexuals except for their sexual preference. It is absurd to alter their rights because of a sexual preference that doesn't change anything about parenting a child.

  • If homosexual couples meet the criteria they should be able to adopt

    Yes, I think that homosexual couples should be allowed adopt children. With amount of children that have no homes, there should be no question will allowing a loving couple to bring them into their home regardless of their sexual preferences. If the couple meets the adoption criteria then they should be allowed to adopt a child or children.

  • Yes they should.

    Homosexual couples should definitely be allowed the same rights to adopt as heterosexual couples. There is no reason that someone who is gay would not make a good parent. There are so many kids out there that need families that it is a shame to deny someone the right to adopt based on sexual orientation.

  • Homosexuals Deserve Equal Rights

    I believe that homosexual couples should be allowed the same rights to adopt as heterosexual couples. Adoption is not an easy process and many families do not qualify for it, based on varying reasons. I believe if a homosexual couple can meet all of the requirements for adoption, then by all means they should have just as much right to adopt, as a comparable heterosexual couple.

  • I say yes

    I say this because we are all equal and should be treated that way no matter what are sexual orientation is. We should all have the same rights to love who we love. You love who you love no matter who it is. It could be girl+girl or guy+guy or woman+man it still wouldnt matter im bisexual soi know how being teased feels i think that we should all be treated equally

  • Allowed, Supported, and Encouraged.

    There is a process that any couple must go through in order to adopt and gays should be given the equal chance to go through that process without bias and unfair judgement based on ones own emotions to compromise their integrity. Just as a heterosexual can abuse the child as opposers say gays will if given the chance to adopt history has shown its a possibility on both parties but that's why there is a process and children aren't just given away to anyone with a check. Just as I am writing this without bias and just looking at facts, so should opposers and anyone who has nothing better to do with their life then to ruin and complicate others. We as a nation are held back by this bias and this opposition everyone on this planet is unique in their views to some extent and that simple mindedness we all sometimes share cripple our great nation not to seem like an all American I'm one person speaking on the behalf of many we are all people and we all have our own voice. If not for speaking up and taking a stand we wouldn't where we are today one voice cant change the minds of everyone on the planet but one voice sparks a movement and eventually changes the world so...Speak up and let your voice be heard proponents and opposers alike.

  • Homosexual couples are humans too

    Honestly, I'm not sure why I should have any sort of high opinion of someone else's life. Homosexual people are humans too. They have emotions, love to share, lessons to teach and I think it's silly that other people somehow feel they have authority over homosexual couples, simply because their sexual preference is different. I don't see any reason why a homosexual couple should not be able hold the same adoption rights as heterosexual couples. Some will see it as an unconventional approach to parenting, probably, but this is the 21st century and everything is changing. People resistant to this should try expanding their minds and seeing things from a different point of view.

  • I don't see why not.

    I think that couples of the same sex should indeed be afforded the same rights to adopt as heterosexual couples. Just because a couple is different in some ways than a traditional family does not mean that they are a poor choice to adopt a child. Equality is the best way to do things.

  • Homosexual couples deserve the same right to adopt as heterosexual couples

    Yes, I do believe that homosexual couples deserve the same right to adopt as heterosexual couples. The debate should not center around the sexual orientation of the prospective adopters, but rather around their effectiveness to parent a child. Having homosexual parents does not make a child homosexual and vice-versa. If a homosexual couple meets all the other requirements to adopt a child, then by all means they should be allowed to do so.

  • NEW STUDY ON HOMOSEXUAL PARENTS TOPS ALL PREVIOUS RESEARCH Children of Homosexuals Fare Worse on Most Outcomes
    Men and Women evolved to have babes. We did not develop as unisex creatures. Bottom line, having and raising babies is done by a man and a woman together if you want to raise normal children.

    Finally, a fair and honest study was done by Associate Professor Regnerus, at the University of Texas, Austin, which proves that children raised by homosexual couple have many more problems that children raised by heterosexual, and many more children raised by homosexual couples are sexually molested by those freaks, and have sexual intercourse with those sick messed up freaks.
    Gays should not be allowed to adopt children, or raise children they have produced.

  • No. Homosexual couples set a poor example for heterosexual children they are raising - and at least 75% of the population is heterosexual.

    It's very simple. First young children who might otherwise prefer to be raised by heterosexual parents are too young to be asked their preference. The choice is taken from them. Since the vast majority of children are by nature heterosexual, the optimal choice is to place them with heterosexual parents - ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL.

    Also, the survival of the human race depends on heterosexual behavior. While the practice of homosexuality can be tolerated, and homosexuals be given equal rights in every other respect, allowing them to raise young otherwise heterosexual children puts the survival of the population as a whole, over a long period of generations, at possible risk.

    IF a good home can not be found for a child, adoption by gay parents might be considered, if they are particularly appealing in character and ability to support and nurture in an unbiased manner.

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Teviah says2013-03-08T00:14:45.123
Yes. Many homosexual couples adopt children because they cannot have biological children of their own. It benefits the children and parents. This question is like asking, "should black couples be allowed the same rights to adopt as white couples?" Obviously the answer is yes. We're all human, the only difference is that homosexuals like people who are the same gender. Everyone is capable of having a stable and happy family. We should all have the opportunity to have a family.