Many places don’t allow gays to adopt and many couples don’t allow their children to be adopted by gay couples. Gays aren’t any different from us they do the same thing us they are just same sex couples. But they also want to be able to have children like hetero sexual couples are able to have. Allowing gay adoption to be equal and fair would not harm a child’s development in anyway it would actually help all of the kids that don’t have homes and are in foster homes. And it would save so much heart ache for the gay couples trying to adopt.
If a person can love a child and can model themselves as a loving parent for the child, then they should be able to be a parent. It does not matter if you are gay, lesbian, or heterosexual. Gender nor sexuality has nothing to do with weather you are a good parent or not. Many homosexual people are great parents, same as many heterosexual people. Same-sex couples function like opposite-sex couples.
Homosexuals dream is to form a family just like any other person wishes to have. Furthermore, this shows that gay parents will do the impossible to prove they can build a love and caring relationship. Gay couples should be able to adopt because they will support their children financially. According to Allen Young in his article he states “just like straight people can bring children into the world who are eventually not in involved and unwanted and have no financial support” (Young, Allen p. 10). Gay couples happen to understand children more they too have been left alone and criticized by society.
So, there is no way of being one-hundred percent sure that homosexual parenting results in gender role confusion, psychological harm, or a child being homosexual themselves. Being homosexual does not make you a bad parent. Anyone who is willing to take on their responsibilities as a good and loving parent makes a great mom or dad. So, asking if gays and lesbians make good parents is just like asking if white people make good parents, or jewish people make good parents. A person’s ability to be a good parent shouldn’t be based off of any of those things.
“If it was me,” declares Texas legislator Robert Talton, “I would rather [leave] kids in orphanages as such – this is where they are now if they’re not fostered out. At least they have a chance of learning the proper values” (Sanchez). Such a mindset betrays Talton’s ignorance of children raised in same-sex households. The blame does not solely fall on him though; many people in the world today are in the dark about whether or not to allow gay and lesbian parents to adopt children. Many research studies conclude that children are not adversely affected in any way from growing up in homosexual households; however, the fight for same-sex parents to be joined in marriage goes on, not only for the parent’s benefit, but to the benefit of the child as well.
Parents of either sexuality understand a common goal, raised children required care. Children with homosexual parents receive the same love like children of heterosexual parents. Oppressors state, that the children will live horrible lives if raised in a homosexual environment. The fact is this, not all homosexual families face the same disapproval from those around them, and the same goes for heterosexual f... ... middle of paper ... ...because the bible does not state that, two of the same gender can live together. It does state that we should love one another, but like most argument, certain bible verses are push aside to fit the position argued.
The children are better raised by same sex parents where they could learn what is wrong and right, good access of education and learn a family structure than growing in a foster care. The same sex parents have no impact on their children gender identity as the study shows and if the children happens to be gay, they don’t struggle coming out unlike the children raised by heterosexual parents just as I stated
People opposed to homosexual parenting argue that homosexual couples are not capable of having long enduring strong relationships required for the successful upbringing of children. They claim it is in the child's best interest to be raised by one female and one male. Such a family would provide the best environment for healthy intellectual and emotional growth. Obviously the debate over homosexual parenting brings for concepts of individual rights and the definition of family. What the argument boils down to is the definition of a family.
Children of gay and lesbian parents have the same potential as other children despite living in a nontraditional household, a growing trend in America. Same-sex parented families face many struggles such as discrimination based on sexual orientation of the parents. Individuals who do not support same-sex marriage or same-sex parenting believe that the child will not be raised in a stable household. Multiple studies have confirmed that a parent’s sexual orientation does not heavily influence a child’s performance in school or their social behavior. While some individuals believe a male “father” and female “mother” are needed in the household to provide the best environment to raise a child, there is no empirical evidence that shows children with same-sex parents are raised in an unhealthy environment.
Denying gay marriage affects gay and lesbian couples and lets people think that is acceptable to discriminate against them. Even though same-sex couples are not natural, people should be able to get married to whomever they want no matter the gender because you can’t invariably choose who you fall in love with and everyone should be equal and not discriminated against. All over the nation gays are discriminated against for many reasons, they are asked various questions such as if they can raise kids, provide a stable environment, and if their child’s development is effected by their parent’s sexual orientation. Statistics show that children raised by homosexual couples thrive just as well, some even better than heterosexual couple’s children. Their families are not really divergent from any other traditional family.