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Why homosexuals should not be allowed to adopt children in all 50 state?

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I agree with Ponhpei in that these are only points that can be made in an argument and not our personal believes

1. People say that same gender couples might psychologically affect the self esteem and the psychological development of children who naturally tend to gear towards a mother or a father by human instinct.

2. Another argument that people also use is that same-sex couples go against nature, and a child is not in a consensual age to agree to belong to an alternative family, hence, if the child is affected by the same sex relationship, allowing the adoption would have been considered government negligence.

3. One last argument that I've heard people say is that same-sex couples are simply committing a sin, and bringing a child into what anti-gays call "sinful homes" would make us equally guilty and twice as much "sinners" for allowing such a situation happen.

Again, not my believes, just arguments that people have made and can be used for your homework.

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I assume that you are asking for us to give you arguments for this position, regardless of what we personally believe.

If I were making this argument, I would argue that

  • Growing up around gay people like that would make a child more likely to believe that homosexuality is okay.  I would argue that we do not want kids to feel that way.
  • Relatedly, I would argue that it would make kids more likely to become gay themselves.
  • Finally, I would argue that we do not want children to be given to people who choose to practice an immoral lifestyle.

Again, these are arguments that can be made, and I do not claim to believe them.

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There are numerous children in the Unites States that need stable homes. I see absolutely nothing wrong with homosexual couples adopting children. Homosexual couples have relationships that are just as positive as heterosexual couples do. They can provide an atmosphere of love and understanding. If a homosexual couple wishes to adopt a child then I believe it should be just as easy for them to adopt a child as it is for heterosexual couples. There are strict guidelines that have to be met for anyone wishing to adopt children and those guidelines should be the same for everyone.

Homosexual couples, both men and women, have adopted children and it has been found that they are very capable of raising well adapted, healthy children that fit into society perfectly well.

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