New at Reason: Steve Chapman on the Case for Gay Adoption
December 1, 2008, 7:00am
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Laws against gay adoption say, in effect, that a child may not be adopted by gays even when the adoption is in the best interest of the child. But as Steve Chapman writes, the real meaning of family values is that the best interest of the child always comes first.
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Regardless of how you feel about “gays”, I personally PREFER “gay adoption” to “gooferment foster care”. Many of the horror stories come from the gooferment trying to insert itself into every facet of our lives.
First priority, should be two parent heterosexual parents. But clearly, we don’t have enough of those to go around.
“Best interest of the child” would get them permanently placed ASAP!
Once that’s done, we can tackle the other thorny issues. Like abortion, marriage, infidelity, teen sex, and all the other “moral issues”.
BUT first things first.
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