Prohibition Against Gay Adoption Unconstitutional in Florida

Earlier this week, a judge in Miami deemed the law a violation of equal rights for children and their prospective homosexual parents, saying, “There is no rational basis to prohibit gay parents from adopting. It is clear that sexual orientation is not a predictor of a person’s ability to parent. A child in need of love, safety and stability does not first consider the sexual orientation of his parent. The exclusion causes some children to be deprived of a permanent placement with a family that is best suited to their needs.” The fight for gay adoption will undoubtedly continue to be waged in Florida courts before freedom is fully granted to gay couples – especially as the state just voted for a ban against gay marriage.heteros-for-homs

Wooohoooo! I’ve known many well-adjusted adults who were raised by gay parents and find it quite unAmerican and immoral that people would be the target of prejudice simply for their gay-orientation. Remember, if you choose to stomp on the rights of others, there will be no one to protect you when your rights are attacked. Gays are no different than anyone else (perhaps with the exception of heightened fashion sense) – an enlightenment continuing to spread across our progressive country.

Arkansas and Utah ban gay and single people from adopting/fostering and Mississippi bans gay couples, not gay singles, from adopting. Obviously, the majority of voters in these states fear change, are not Christlike in their intolerance and finding themselves the bassackward armpit of our wondrous land of the free (except for gays, cough, cough.)

Religion has no quarter in U.S. political or legal foundations. Ask any non-believer, atheist, agnostic or free-thinker if they would ban gay marriage or gay adoption and you would be hard-pressed to find an answer in the affirmative. Gay prejudice is of religious origin and without credibility and should be removed from government entirely. It is inappropriate to even have a proposition to decide the legality of gay marriage. Duh.


3 Responses to “Prohibition Against Gay Adoption Unconstitutional in Florida”

  1. December 1, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Just a thought Meredith… a grat many religious people, myself included, have no anti-gay bias. It seems to me that anti-gay rhtoric and behaviors that come from religious communites aren’t really religious at all, but instead are social biases wrapped in religiosity to give them legitimacy.

    It wasn’t all that long ago that those same or similar religious communites spouted similar garbage in support of racist laws.

    Same as it ever was my friend. During his earthly ministry JEsus of Nazareth, whom I call Christ, never said a single word about homosexuality. He did however speak about a great number of things that a large segment of the “religious” world (especially in the U.S.) never ever talks about. I could start with divorce, but that would be petty of me.

  2. 2 Providence Candlelight
    December 2, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    From where, other than religious (moral or otherwise) origins, might sanctions of homophobia come?

    I do not recall seeing homophobia supported by other than religious bias.


  3. December 2, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    GF – I see your point and do believe people use religion to defend their social bias. I think, however, they learned this social bias from their church. Christians can debate amongst themselves how Christ-like it is to oppose gay rights and gay marriage. But, the Bible does mention homosexuality and is the word of god, according to most Christians.

    What the bible does not say is to go and control the lives of people who live outside biblical law. There are many religious practitioners who are reasonable and do not feel the need to impose their beliefs on society – this does not seem to be the majority of Christian voters, however. Perhaps you do not bear social bias, but your religious brethren do. Do you speak up? Or do you allow your church attendance and tithing to help these spiritual leaders spread their prejudice? I do not need to know that answer; it is none of my business. But these are important questions.

    Once again, religion is a tool of oppression. Nothing new here. It is a shameful practice that strengthens my non-belief. Every christian lives outside the laws of the bible in some way. How many of the people who voted for Proposition 8 were virgins when they married? How many are obese? How many have stolen? And yet they would dare to tell others how to live and use their bible to defend their actions. I cannot state my negative feelings toward these hypocrites strongly enough.

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