Yet this preferred to a gay couple free of criminal history that in fact does embrace morals? If a same-sex couple can provide a loving and caring home, then where is harm done? The child, as well as the love for the child, must be a priority in every family, no matter the gender of the parents. Gay marriage is defined as a legal union between members of the same sex. Ten percent of Americans, because of their sexual orientation are denied the right to marry.
This paper will be arguing that despite the controversies of gay adoption, gay parents are in fact as effective as heterosexual parents. Moreover, popularizing the practice of adoption by gay and lesbian couples will benefit children waiting for a home. The paper will be organized as follows: firstly, it will examine the controversies, secondly, the myths of gay adoption, thirdly, the difficulties that gay and lesbian couples encounter in the adoption process, fourthly, the demystification of myths and finally, the benefits to children and parents. The reason why controversies in homosexual adoption can persist until today is due to the fact that gay men and lesbians' sexual orientation is inconsistent with the heterosexual mainstream. According to Brooks and Goldberg (2001), stereotypes and judgments of gay couples are based on the mainstream's homophobic mentality.
Imagine a child no more than three years old, orphaned at a young age and has spent the last year in and out of foster homes. A family becomes interested in adopting this young child but are denied because the couple was two men rather than a man and a woman. They were denied because the agency in their area was a Catholic adoption agency. Now the child spends his life from one foster home to the next until the child turns eighteen, this child doesn’t go to college and stays at a minimum wage job for the rest of their life, had the child been adopted he would have had the parents to help him go to college and have a more productive life. There has been many strides made in the fight for gay marriage as of lately and it is not as opposed as it was before.
The Federal Government should make same sex marriage legal in the United States. It is a human and civil right which is being denied to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) community. Same-sex couples should have access to the same marriage benefits and public acknowledgment enjoyed by heterosexual couples and prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional discrimination. Denying gay marriage infringes on the Civil Rights of American citizens. Not allowing same sex marriage is also a minority discrimination.