Same Sex Couples Adopting

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Same Sex Couples Should Be Allowed to Adopt
Ashley Klitzka
November 29, 2012
Foundations of Writing II
McDonald, Suzanne

This paper is in-favor of same-sex couples adopting. |

Same Sex Couples Should be allowed to Adopt

Some religions and societies claim that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt children because they believe that a child will never succeed without a male and female role model at home. By allowing them to have equal rights, to marry and adopt if they desire it, to be considered as fellow citizens, we can help the prejudices to disappear and not be transmitted from generations to generations. Individuals of the same sex are fully capable of nurturing and supporting adopted children, and should have the same privileges as a male and female couple. Homosexuals are not depraved individuals; being gay is not a mental disorder. As such, they are considered fully functioning members of society. They go to school, go to work, pay taxes, etc. There are no distinct qualifications for becoming a parent; however, most would suggest that a good parent possess the following characteristics: Responsible; Capable; Loving; Trustworthy; etc. -- none of which are exclusive to heterosexuals. So, if we can accept that homosexuals are for all intensive purposes equal to heterosexuals in their personalities and behavior (outside of sexual endeavors), then there is no good reason to deny them the right to have or adopt children. It would seem that whom one sleeps with is a personal choice that should have no bearing on their qualification for parenting. As such, it would be wrong to deny gay couples the same parenting rights as other people in society. To do so would be to exhibit blatant homophobia, or the idea that gay people would somehow make inferior parents. The only way to eradicate this absurd ideal would be exposure; people need to see that gay people are just as competent as straight people in being good parents....
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