According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, between 8 and 10 million children are being raised in gay and lesbian families.In more sober threads I've asked this board for actual numbers, but it's been 3-4 years now....still no data.
Adoption by Gay and Lesbian Families
More readable version...
Gay and Lesbian Adoptive Parents
Will that work?
Just because you believe that marriage should be purely an institution of procreation and child rearing does not mean that is its only purpose. Do you believe that people who are too old to have children should be denied the right to marry? Should infertile couples be denied the right to marry? Do you not see any benefits to society for allowing couples to marry besides the benefits to children?Some token gay couple is not sufficient to establish an exemption for all of them. I needs to be the majority or marriage needs to be re-worked so that anyone raising children (even if they are related) can marry.
Why not? Why are gays and lesbians not entitled to the same marriage rights and benefits that any elderly or infertile heterosexual couple can enjoy?Gays raising children is a problem this country needs to correct, but the modern gay 'marriage movement is not the answer.
And yes once married they should be allowed to stay married even after the children move out. Let's not go there.
No the marriage should not be abolished if the child dies.
Let's see what other stupid questions from gay-marriage threads past can I recall being asked...
Last edited by Jerry; 12-22-09 at 05:15 PM.