Judge Removes Child From Lesbian Parents

Judge Removes Child From Lesbian Parents

There are 155 comments on the www.365gay.com story from Dec 13, 2008, titled Judge Removes Child From Lesbian Parents. In it, www.365gay.com reports that:

The West Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a lesbian couple’s appeal of a lower court ruling that removed a child they had reared from birth because the judge wanted the child placed with a married opposite-sex couple ...

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Taylor Smith

United States

#1 Dec 14, 2008
I am an advocate of gay rights when it comes to taxes, hospital visitations, etc. I do not beleive in gay marriage rights. I beleive that a marriage is between a man and a woman. However, a civil union granting gays the same legal rights as a married couple should be looked into. I do not beleive that homosexuality is a correct practice, but that is a job for the churches to solve NOT the government.
Now to the case of homosexuals adopting. The child's welfare is the number one issue. I am not comfortable with a homosexual couple adopting a child but compared to the alternative, the child being in and out of foster care, in an orphanage, etc. I think a stable home life is more important than the sexual tendancies of the parents. Would you rather see a child in a broken single parent home?
Out Of Control

Clay, WV

#2 Dec 14, 2008
Taylor Smith wrote:
I am an advocate of gay rights when it comes to taxes, hospital visitations, etc. I do not beleive in gay marriage rights. I beleive that a marriage is between a man and a woman. However, a civil union granting gays the same legal rights as a married couple should be looked into. I do not beleive that homosexuality is a correct practice, but that is a job for the churches to solve NOT the government.
Now to the case of homosexuals adopting. The child's welfare is the number one issue. I am not comfortable with a homosexual couple adopting a child but compared to the alternative, the child being in and out of foster care, in an orphanage, etc. I think a stable home life is more important than the sexual tendancies of the parents. Would you rather see a child in a broken single parent home?
that would be a hard decision to make.amost children from broken homes most usually turn out going down a rocky road.maybe two good looking "Bi",or even "Lesbians"that live in a drug free envirolment would do better than being raised in a broken home.I am not saying two "Butch"style lesbians raising a child would work,but being raised by two goodlooking women.now a child being raised by two queer men should never be even considered.to me I just prefer gay,or "bi"women,but two men together is about the most sickening thing you can see.If you would ever attend a bike week meet you would see what I mean about two gay men.
The REAL Deal

Huntington, WV

#3 Dec 14, 2008
Wow, you sick freaks. This judge should be removed. You should remove all children from Christian Homes. Nothing worse than teaching hate and intolorance.
lovegays

United States

#4 Dec 14, 2008
I can tell most of you idiots don't really know any gays or you would not say such ignorant things. I am not gay but every neighbor I get is and guess what they have kids and are not sleeping around or trying to push such vial believes unlike you freaks. The big kicker is every lesbian I know has gave birth to their children and are better parents than any drug addicted whore in your area would ever be.(trust me I know many) They teach their kids to treat others with respect even if they are being treated unfairly because of who their parents are. So next time you a!!es put someone down for bring gay think of what you are mentally doing to their children. Children hear and see everything you idiots. God says do not judge he will so start being the Christians you claim to be.

Real Deal I feel for you having to deal with such ignorance.

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#5 Dec 14, 2008
Wow. Now I've heard it all.

Since when does the attractiveness of parents have anything to do with their ability to raise a child?

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#6 Dec 14, 2008
The REAL Deal wrote:
Wow, you sick freaks. This judge should be removed. You should remove all children from Christian Homes. Nothing worse than teaching hate and intolorance.
I agree with you that the judge should be removed. There are a few lesbian couples in my church who have adopted children.

btw,I used to live in Huntington, WV

:)

“Let a smile be your umbrella!”

Since: Aug 07

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Dec 14, 2008
Dasein9 wrote:
Wow. Now I've heard it all.
Since when does the attractiveness of parents have anything to do with their ability to raise a child?
I figure it's that old "ick" factor raising it's ignorant head.

He can't stand the thought of people he finds sexually unattractive having kids. Like having kids is a reward for stimulating him sexually.

Ewwwww - ick!
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“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#9 Dec 14, 2008
Nana to Four wrote:
<quoted text>I figure it's that old "ick" factor raising it's ignorant head.
He can't stand the thought of people he finds sexually unattractive having kids. Like having kids is a reward for stimulating him sexually.
Ewwwww - ick!
Naaaaannnnaaaaaaa!
SSssssssmmmmmmmmoooooooooocccc cchhhhhhh!

Yeah, we see this a lot -- guys who think other people's worth lies solely in how attractive they think those other people are.

“Let a smile be your umbrella!”

Since: Aug 07

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Dec 14, 2008
{{{{{Das}}}}}}

Smooooches back atcha, fella!

LOOKIN' GOOD, BRO!

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#11 Dec 14, 2008
Nana to Four wrote:
{{{{{Das}}}}}}
Smooooches back atcha, fella!
LOOKIN' GOOD, BRO!
We've MISSED you!!!
Concerned Citizen

United States

#12 Dec 15, 2008
I'm sorry, but I believe that every person deserves to be a parent if their capable. These women obivously raised and nutured this baby back to health after being born addicted to drugs. I've seen babies born this way and its not an easy thing to do. Kudos to them for sticking it out and not giving up. That shows right there, how much they love and care for this child. Why drag this baby away from the only family he/she knows. God sent this baby to them for a reason and I hope someone will see the light and let them keep their child. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Level 3

Since: Dec 08

Barboursville

#13 Dec 15, 2008
Out Of Control wrote:
<quoted text>that would be a hard decision to make.amost children from broken homes most usually turn out going down a rocky road.maybe two good looking "Bi",or even "Lesbians"that live in a drug free envirolment would do better than being raised in a broken home.I am not saying two "Butch"style lesbians raising a child would work,but being raised by two goodlooking women.now a child being raised by two queer men should never be even considered.to me I just prefer gay,or "bi"women,but two men together is about the most sickening thing you can see.If you would ever attend a bike week meet you would see what I mean about two gay men.
You are the worst kind of bigot. Selective. You apparently think you have the right to choose who is acceptable and who is not without even knowing them, and you generalize without knowledge. There are two kinds of people~ GOOD AND BAD~ like to take a guess at which category I would rate you from your words??
Out Of Control

Clay, WV

#14 Dec 15, 2008
wvcinder wrote:
<quoted text>
You are the worst kind of bigot. Selective. You apparently think you have the right to choose who is acceptable and who is not without even knowing them, and you generalize without knowledge. There are two kinds of people~ GOOD AND BAD~ like to take a guess at which category I would rate you from your words??
dont you think a child growing up in that kind of enviroment would have a very hard time through school from other kids,making fun of their 'parents".have you thought how much pressure a child would have to go through?I have seen it happen,and know it destroyed a childs life,other children in school,constantly make fun of it.I know of one ocassion that this happene to,that the child at 14 years tried sucide several times,and was in and out of psycaratic hospitals for years.the family moved away,and I dont really know what the outcome was.but I do know this child spent years of pure hell.I personally remember this situation,and knew the gays that were rasing the child,and it was a nightmare.

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Bronx, NY

#15 Dec 15, 2008
Out Of Control wrote:
<quoted text>dont you think a child growing up in that kind of enviroment would have a very hard time through school from other kids,making fun of their 'parents".have you thought how much pressure a child would have to go through?I have seen it happen,and know it destroyed a childs life,other children in school,constantly make fun of it.I know of one ocassion that this happene to,that the child at 14 years tried sucide several times,and was in and out of psycaratic hospitals for years.the family moved away,and I dont really know what the outcome was.but I do know this child spent years of pure hell.I personally remember this situation,and knew the gays that were rasing the child,and it was a nightmare.
Studies show that LGBT people do just fine in raising children.

And if you're suggesting that a child not be raised by the family that has already done so much for her to satisfy bigots, then you're the worst form of bigot.

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Dec 15, 2008
Out Of Control wrote:
<quoted text>dont you think a child growing up in that kind of enviroment would have a very hard time through school from other kids,making fun of their 'parents".have you thought how much pressure a child would have to go through?I have seen it happen,and know it destroyed a childs life,other children in school,constantly make fun of it.I know of one ocassion that this happene to,that the child at 14 years tried sucide several times,and was in and out of psycaratic hospitals for years.the family moved away,and I dont really know what the outcome was.but I do know this child spent years of pure hell.I personally remember this situation,and knew the gays that were rasing the child,and it was a nightmare.
Rather then guessing at what a child may or may not experience growing up with loving supportive parents, why not go out and actually talk to some. Better yet go talk to some kids being raised by the state and ask them if they prefer to stay where they are or actually become part of a loving family.

Don't you think that's better then guessing and condemning a child to going through life without a family?

Since: Jul 07

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Dec 15, 2008
Out Of Control wrote:
<quoted text>dont you think a child growing up in that kind of enviroment would have a very hard time through school from other kids,making fun of their 'parents".have you thought how much pressure a child would have to go through?I have seen it happen,and know it destroyed a childs life,other children in school,constantly make fun of it.I know of one ocassion that this happene to,that the child at 14 years tried sucide several times,and was in and out of psycaratic hospitals for years.the family moved away,and I dont really know what the outcome was.but I do know this child spent years of pure hell.I personally remember this situation,and knew the gays that were rasing the child,and it was a nightmare.
Oh, and I've dealt with kids whose parents (opposite sex parents) who have sent their kids to school with their heads filled with so much hateful garbage they become a problem for the school system. Don't you think it's better to stop the hate then to condemn children to a life without a family?
kitteh

Huntington, WV

#18 Dec 15, 2008
Out Of Control wrote:
<quoted text>dont you think a child growing up in that kind of enviroment would have a very hard time through school from other kids,making fun of their 'parents".have you thought how much pressure a child would have to go through?I have seen it happen,and know it destroyed a childs life,other children in school,constantly make fun of it.I know of one ocassion that this happene to,that the child at 14 years tried sucide several times,and was in and out of psycaratic hospitals for years.the family moved away,and I dont really know what the outcome was.but I do know this child spent years of pure hell.I personally remember this situation,and knew the gays that were rasing the child,and it was a nightmare.
Children will bully and torture each other for a million reasons - you don't wear the right brands, buy the coolest toys, belong to the right clique, etc. Preventing loving families from raising kids just because they "might" get teased is the stupidest justification for bigotry I've ever heard. Instead of giving in to the bullies, why don't we all raise our children NOT to become that way to begin with?
Out Of control

Clay, WV

#19 Dec 15, 2008
Well everyone has their opinions,I spoke mine,sorry if I offended anyone,I will let it be.I am not the arguementive type.Good Luck to all!!

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#20 Dec 15, 2008
kitteh wrote:
<quoted text>
Children will bully and torture each other for a million reasons - you don't wear the right brands, buy the coolest toys, belong to the right clique, etc. Preventing loving families from raising kids just because they "might" get teased is the stupidest justification for bigotry I've ever heard. Instead of giving in to the bullies, why don't we all raise our children NOT to become that way to begin with?
I agree !

(btw, I used to live in Huntington, WV.:))

“Proud to be Mahu”

Since: Sep 07

Sacramento, CA

#21 Dec 15, 2008
Wow -- anyhow... back to the original content of the board. This child should definetely go back to its parents who love it and have cared for it and this judge should be removed. A parent's sexuality matters not one whit, what matters is their capability to love and care for a child. One of my best friends is a lesbian and she has an autistic kid and she and her partner work their butts off to love the boy and encourage him and take care of him, and to him they are just "his mommies." Sitting in their home it becomes clear to me what family is all about, and sexuality is the last on the list of qualities important to make a family.

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