joint gay and lesbian adoption - do u think it should be legal?

yes
92% (60 votes)
no not at all
6% (4 votes)
not jointly, singularly is ok
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 65

Comments

suffragettecity's picture

At the risk of being a "gay b

At the risk of being a "gay breeder," I'd like to have a kid (preferably a son) at some point when I get older. Maybe I could legally marry a lesbian and use artificial insemination so I could have a child without having an actual sexual or emotional relationship with her. That way, the kid would still have both a mother and a father and live in a stable household... Or maybe two mothers and two fathers ;) I guess I'm still kind of semi-traditional.

Leisa's picture

Why would you marry someone a

Why would you marry someone and not have a sexual or emotional relationship with them?

"Maybe I could legally marry a lesbian and use artificial insemination so I could have a child without having an actual sexual or emotional relationship with her."

Please explain.

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suffragettecity's picture

For legal and cultural reason

For legal and cultural reasons - in most countries, a child born out of wedlock is legally considered a "bastard child," and that's still stigmatized in many societies. I wouldn't want my child to grow up having unmarried parents, whether or not the parents had actual sexual relations. Like I said, some of my thinking is still kind of traditional.

Boygasm's picture

Honey

nobody cares for those phrase anymore. Not that I think anyway. To my heart they always will be there to love id you do intend to adopt. I mean, there are thousand of "bastard" child out there being put into foster home that never get to find a home. It would be a shame to neggelence that opportunty to give them a wondeful home to call a home.

suffragettecity's picture

You're probably right - as a

You're probably right - as a legal definition, "bastard" does sound like something out of the 1800s. Nevertheless, I would still want the child to have both a mother and a father, even if the parents were both gay and had relationships with other people, and for the kid to be born in wedlock would make me feel more comfortable. Not that I think it's the "right" way or that other people should want that - it's just the way I would do it.

I would want the kid to be my own, but I could and (if I had the resources) probably would also adopt one or two children on the side.

Boygasm's picture

I respect thgat, it would be

I respect thgat, it would be nice to have a blood relation to live in your herditary.

TeeAhr1's picture

Anyone willing to play devil's advocate?

My eyebrow raised at the three "no" votes. I'm very curious to hear some of the rationale behind them. Not trying to start a flame war, and I hope others will refrain as well, I just really want to hear some of the logic of the other half on this issue.

TeeAhr1. Real live legend of the New American West.

suffragettecity's picture

Rationale

I think it should be illegal because, you know, and......yeah!

TeeAhr1's picture

:-P

How expressive!

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greyboi's picture

We can't blame them...

I voted "yes". But I guess some people clicked below instead of above. Maybe it's because they couldn't afford medical insurance to get some glasses. It's highly understandable with the way the Republicans are handling the economy.