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Another reasons I would think is that by only allowing married people to adopt, you are putting the child into a relationship that is less likely to fall apart due to petty differences.
Originally posted by skeptic1
If you outlaw it for unmarried couples, then also outlaw it for single people. Single people, gay or straight, can still adopt in Arkansas.
This bill was put forth to ban gay adoption....but instead of saying that, they say it is to ban adoption by unmarried couples.
[edit on 11/7/2008 by skeptic1]
It is not a civil rights issue,
I would like to pose a question. Those of you for gay couples marrying and adopting, do you also support polygamy?
Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
reply to post by Wildbob77
Separate but equal is not equal. What if someone told you Hispanics have the right to marry Hispanics but not white citizens; they can only have civil unions with white citizens. They still have the same rights then don’t they? That is not equality.
Originally posted by mrwupy
I live in Arkansas and voted against this amendment. The good news is the court challenges have already begun. The main point of contention is many people are now saying the wording was so convoluted they thought they were voting to allow gays to adopt but mis-understood the proposal. I agree with that, I had to read the damn thing three times before I voted against it. It was very poorly written.
I'm hoping the court tosses the results.