posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 12:23 PM
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Let me correct myself. Yes has been around longer than the constitution, the word I missed was in "accordance" to. Its based on the same
Again, times have changed, so should our documents and our thinking.
Ok so your gay and you have legally adopted. I have no problem with that, as long as the biological parents were ok with putting their kids up
for adoption. That is legally surrendering your right as a parent as opposed to the state deciding for you.
I don't know. I adopted orphans. I really don't care what happened to the kids parents. I am their parent. I am the one who is raising and
providing for them. I would expect anybody else who was raising adopted children to feel the same.
Sure there are special circumstances, but I would venture a guess that if BOTH parents loose their rights as parents then there was suitable evidence
to prove they were unfit to raise children. IF there wasn't, again, exceptional circumstances, then that sucks.
But I bet you the instances of unjust removal from both biological parents is pretty uncommon by comparison.
So you seem to think that the state is incapable of making a good decision in family court? I would mostly agree with you, but the truth is in most
cases what's best for the child is what gets done. Again, you can point out a thousand cases where the child wasn't treated properly or the parents
werent, but I can also show you a thousand where it did.
Sorry, but gay marriage doesn't change ANYTHING about family court. Since the court doesn't really care what your sexual orientation is in a
custody battle, they care about your financial and emotional ability to support a child.