Should gay and lesbian couples be able to adopt?
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Pappas, Stephanie N/A. "Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents." LiveScience.com. LiveScience, 15 Jan. 2012. Web. 15 Feb. 2013. http://www.livescience.com/17913-advantages-gay-parents.html
Cody, Edward. "France’s Lower House Sends Same-sex Marriage, Gay Adoption Bill to Senate." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2013. Web. 15 Feb. 2013. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/lower-house-of-french-parliament-authorizes-same-sex-marriage-gay-adoptions/2013/02/12/7aa9824a-7533-11e2-aa12-e6cf1d31106b_story.html
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“Gay parents "tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents," said Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts who researches gay and lesbian parenting. Gays and lesbians rarely become parents by accident, compared with an almost 50 percent accidental pregnancy rate among heterosexuals, Goldberg said. "That translates to greater commitment on average and more involvement” (Pappas).
| Gay parents should be able to adopt because they want to be parents. In society today, it does not really matter if you are married or not to have a child. Most young adults get pregnant and then get married. Gay parents are choosing to be parents. It can’t happen on accident because they are married to the same sex. Gay parents are more motivated to their children because they want to raise a happy and healthy environment for their kids. They are also showing their kids that they can be individuals and that being an individual is a good thing. It shows that anyone who can be different should be proud of it. It’s...
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