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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I believe that cost is the biggest factor.
    If you cannot afford the 15 to 30k for the adoption, then you can't afford to properly raise another child. After all, daycare alone for a kid runs around 7k a year in most markets.

    A lot of people that would balk at spending 20k to adopt a child would think nothing of walking into a car dealership and spending a lot more than that.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    And I would argue that gay couples are less qualified, simply because they don't have a father figure and a mother figure. They are only slightly more qualified than a single parent.
    And well more qualified than the State. Maybe you'd have a point if we didn't have over 100,000 orphans in America alone, but we do so you don't. There are not 100,000 families looking to adopt, if there were then there wouldn't be as many orphans.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Please cite peer reviewed sources which state that heterosexual couples are universally needed in order to raise a healthy child.

    I'll save you the time, they don't exist.

    But keep on dreaming.
    My argument is that everything else being equal, a stable man-woman marriage is better qualified to raise a child than any other form of relationship. You appear to be building a straw man of that argument.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    If the statistics suggested otherwise then wouldnt there be alot less children in the system?

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    Without a comparative number of qualified normal couples waiting for adoption that number is meaningless. isn't it?

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    You are aware that sexual orientation is the least of concerns when looked at through objective eyes, right?

    Unless of course you can provide evidence that a homosexual couple is incapable of raising children as well as heterosexual couples?

    Two Dad's who have great jobs, a loving mindset, and a welcoming home can and will provide just the same if not more support and nurturing than their hetero counterpart.

    Not to mention gays are more likely to teach a higher level of tolerance due to their own life experience.
    I have yet to see an objective review.

    Two guys can't possibly raise a child as well as a normal married couple, again all else being equal.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    Two guys can't possibly raise a child as well as a normal married couple, again all else being equal.
    Why can't they?
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And well more qualified than the State. Maybe you'd have a point if we didn't have over 100,000 orphans in America alone, but we do so you don't. There are not 100,000 families looking to adopt, if there were then there wouldn't be as many orphans.
    I'd like to see the figures how many families are willing to adopt rather than take your word for it.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Why can't they?
    As explained earlier, by me, in this thread.

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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    My argument is that everything else being equal, a stable man-woman marriage is better qualified to raise a child than any other form of relationship. You appear to be building a straw man of that argument.
    Out of all the posts that I have read of yours about this particular subject I have yet to see you post anything that supports your statement. Without any support from credited scientific resources that has not been debunked your statements are northing more than opinion. Opinion based on no experiance (personal or otherwise) from what I can tell.
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    Re: Do you object to gay couples adopting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Man View Post
    As explained earlier, by me, in this thread.
    Yes, you believe a mother and father figure is the best was to raise a child (http://www.debatepolitics.com/1057933142-post185.html)

    That doesn't say why. You just state your opinion that is it.
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