I currently live in Texas, and we have 4,000 children here in desperate need of a loving home, yet Texas lawmakers have made it legal for Christian-based adoption agencies to refuse same-sex couples from adopting a child from them, no matter how qualified the couple is to adopt children. Even as a straight person, I feel that this is an outrage and really shows how stuck in time Texas appears to be. What happened to separation of church and state? Obviously they have not been informed about the First Amendment of the US Constitution that says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,…”.
Straight mother/father families are not necessarily the best thing for children (even if the Bible tells you so). There can be abuse, hate, rape and abandonment in these families. Being straight does not mean that your marriage will last forever, in fact chances that they will last forever are not too good. Being straight doesn’t even mean that you will be good, quality parents. We need as many good people as possible to adopt children that have no mother or father.
Gay couples have to deal with ignorant people that openly oppose their relationship, yet they stay strong and stay together. That is a strong love. The weak thing to do would be to break up and then pretend to be straight, and get married to someone of the opposite sex. What a horrible life that would be. Parents that are full of love are good parents. Especially since they want to overflow their love onto a baby or child that needs love.
LGBTQ people are usually highly educated and live in more affluent, safe neighborhoods. The perfect situation to raise a child in. Everyone who opposes them, should only be allowed to say anything if there is abuse or malice on the parents part (same goes for straight parents). You cannot change who people love no matter what bill you pass. So save yourself some time and save face from exposing your ignorance to the world and just get over it and let it go.
Haven’t these government officials read the Declaration of Independence or heard the “I Have a Dream” speech? “We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” If I could add a bit to Martin Luther King’s speech it would be “That men will not be judged on the color of their skin, [or their sexuality,] but the content of their character.” The intelligent thing to judge potential adoptive parents is by their character. Who you love does not make you a bad or good person (as long as your lover is on board with being with you). I really hope that Texas will wake up soon.