I am a strong supporter of SSM. But does it promote family? I think not. That's not to say that they can't or shouldn't raise children. But given the impossibility for the two participants in the marriage to procreate by themselves, I wouldn't think it promotes family. At the same time, I don't think it negatively affects family either. It certainly progresses the idea of what a family is though. But it doesn't give more support to family life or less support to family life.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
I adopted two kids and have two bio kids. my reason was because they had crackheads for mothers and no one of their own race would adopt them. we had them as foster kids for so long they kinda grew on us and just became a natural part of the family.
so yes, there are people who adopt for many reasons. but I would wager that the majority of couples adopt because they are unable to have kids on their own.
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