N.H. House votes to allow gay couples to adopt together

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The House voted Wednesday to allow unmarried adults - including gay couples - to adopt children together.

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Mar 26, 2007
 
Scott wrote:
Sick, thanks again democraps ! Barney is having a party this weekend on the cape*
How wonderful that lonely children now have a possibility of finding loving homes. I pray that the senate and governor go along with this loving action.
linda

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Mar 27, 2007
 
Dear Scott,

I was considering getting all the similar types of articles that involved heterosexuals but I stopped myself.
Most people are not stupid and fall for this type of tactic. Secondly I thought I would get in trouble for using up so much space for nothing.

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Mar 27, 2007
 
Scott wrote:
Lesbian accuses innocent stranger of rape to win back lover
A lesbian falsely accused a complete stranger of rape in a bizarre bid to win back her former lover.
Zoe Davydaitis, picked the innocent man from a police line-up even though he had broken his back in eight places and had to wear a body brace.
Her false accusation led to Phillip Young being charged with rape, despite his protestations that his horrific injuries from an accident meant the attack was impossible. He went on to receive death threats, was assaulted and eventually attempted suicide.

Mr Young's ordeal began in July 2004, when Davydaitis, 24, claimed to have been brutally raped on a piece of waste ground in Bedford as she walked her dog.
In a 17-page statement she gave a detailed account of her assailant and the attack.
Detectives immediately launched a major hunt for her attacker and put out his description and an appeal in local papers and posters.
At the same time Mr Young, 49, was recovering from a horrific fall. That spring he had broken his spine in eight places after falling off the roof of his third floor flat while trying to get through a skylight after locking himself out.
Surgeons inserted three metal rods into his back, held in place by 96 screws, and he had to wear a body brace and walk with crutches.
However he was arrested after a member of the public noticed his description fitted that of the rapist.
After he was questioned, Davydaitis picked him out from a picture ID parade and despite his protestations that it would have been physically impossible for him to have raped her, the Crown Prosecution Service decided he should be charged.
After Mr Young's name appeared in local newspapers, he received hate mail, stones were thrown at his windows and he was attacked in the street and suffered a broken arm. His ex-wife even stopped him seeing his two young children.
Luton Crown Court heard the truth only began to emerge months later, when a former girlfriend of Davydaitis told police she had seen her "flirting outrageously with some girls" in a pub the night after the alleged attack.
Another of her friends told police Davydaitis had admitted she had made up the allegation in the hope of getting back together with her former lover, a woman referred to in court as Kerry.
The friend said Davydaitis told her that she had been drinking and had used a hammer to strike the inside of her thighs to create the bruise marks needed to make her story convincing.
Davydaitis also later admitted to police she had made up an allegation of indecent assault against a man in 1999 after he had upset her and she wanted revenge.
The case against Mr Young was eventually only dropped after Davydaitis withdrew her complaint.
Passing sentence Judge Barbara Mensah told her:"This was a particularly nasty calculated and malicious lie which persisted over time."
She went on:"You picked Mr Young out of an identity parade and he was entirely innocent."
Judge Mensah said even after making the initial allegations she had the opportunity not to pick him out. As a result Mr Young had suffered months of "anxiety and stress".
Jailing her, Judge Mensah told Davydaitis how her victim had been branded a rapist by his own family and some of his friends, and was now paranoid about being anywhere near a woman when on his own.
Speaking outside court, Mr Young said the allegation had ruined his life overnight.
He said:"My life came to a standstill."First I was getting hate mail letters that started off with 'Die you rapist', and stones would be thrown at my windows day and night. I was even attacked on one occasion when a man called me a dirty rapist and pushed me over on my crutches and I broke my arm.
Straight man, husband and father of two young children, strangles and dismembers wife. Can't trust any straight men, now, can you. Just look what they do!!

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Mar 27, 2007
 
Scott wrote:
Lesbian accuses innocent stranger of rape to win back lover
A lesbian falsely accused a complete stranger of rape in a bizarre bid to win back her former lover.
Zoe Davydaitis, picked the innocent man from a police line-up even though he had broken his back in eight places and had to wear a body brace...
Wow... one lesbian ruins someones life! They must all be like that then!
You must really think people are complete idiots; attempting to prove a point by posting something like that.
linda

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Mar 27, 2007
 
Allah wrote:
Homosexual "women" and I'll use that term extremely loosely, are the meanest and most vile in the Northeast I have ever seen.
I see you've been turned down a lot.

Sorry.;(

But at least the women are safe now.

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Mar 27, 2007
 
linda wrote:
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I see you've been turned down a lot.
Sorry.;(
But at least the women are safe now.
OOOOO...I gave you a big thumbs up on that one.

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Mar 27, 2007
 
linda wrote:
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I see you've been turned down a lot.
Sorry.;(
But at least the women are safe now.
HAHAHA! Just like gay mom said. Nice...too bad his little comment got removed.
samantha

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Mar 27, 2007
 
It does not matter who raises a child as long as there is love and nuturing. I have seen quote normal people destroy childrens lives.

I have seen normal people turn their backs on their children when things get bad,,,,,,,,,

I don't care what lifestyles a person choses, just
bring up a child in a good home.
Everyone out there its not gays against hetros
its children to be loved to make a better society for everyone.
you all take care
Joseph

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Mar 27, 2007
 
I agree with most everything everyone is saying (not Scott though, he is seems like an ass), and I think that homosexual couples and single people can raise children well. However, we need to recognize that there is a certain relationship between a boy and his father or a girl and her mother and vice versa, that a child will miss if he or she is raised by parents of the same sex.

Now, I certainly have not done the research (if it even exists yet) to see how important or unimportant that relationship is, but I do think it is certainly worth mentioning if this debate is to be had.

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Scott wrote:
Yeah Joseph, I hear your piehole. SEE, I don't want my state corrupted like the waste-pool you call home.
New Hampshire does not want or need a minority homosexual agenda placated to in our moral state.
No thanks, jeers to the queers.
Very offensive!! No discussion point at all.

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Joseph wrote:
I agree with most everything everyone is saying (not Scott though, he is seems like an ass), and I think that homosexual couples and single people can raise children well. However, we need to recognize that there is a certain relationship between a boy and his father or a girl and her mother and vice versa, that a child will miss if he or she is raised by parents of the same sex.
Now, I certainly have not done the research (if it even exists yet) to see how important or unimportant that relationship is, but I do think it is certainly worth mentioning if this debate is to be had.
The research coming back is that two parent households, whether gay or straight, have the same impact on children. Actually, since gay households have, on average, higher levels of education and income, they came out slightly better for kids.
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Mar 28, 2007
 
Scott, I do not believe in their lifestyle-however that does not mean they can not raise happy and healthy children.

We can not understand their choices but if we had a loved one with their lifestyle maybe we would understand better.

As long as they raise the child with the knowledge of other lifestyle choices and give the child a good homethat is what is important.

Or would you rather have a child stuck in a youth home and no one to care and love them.

I don't see them attacking our lifestyle choices.
Be a little bit open minded-
samantha

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Gay mom, who conducted the research.
I do not oppose your lifestyle choice, but if a child comes from a hetrosexual environment and a good home- I do think that is the best choice.
I am sure we differ on that-
All I ever ask people is not to force or ram their
lifestyle on others.
Well, bye to all-and all try to remain openminded
and be polite to all- and there will be no problem.

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Mar 28, 2007
 
samantha wrote:
Scott, I do not believe in their lifestyle-however that does not mean they can not raise happy and healthy children.
We can not understand their choices but if we had a loved one with their lifestyle maybe we would understand better.
As long as they raise the child with the knowledge of other lifestyle choices and give the child a good homethat is what is important.
Or would you rather have a child stuck in a youth home and no one to care and love them.
I don't see them attacking our lifestyle choices.
Be a little bit open minded-
thank you.

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Scott wrote:
Yeah Joseph, I hear your piehole. SEE, I don't want my state corrupted like the waste-pool you call home.
New Hampshire does not want or need a minority homosexual agenda placated to in our moral state.
No thanks, jeers to the queers.
jeers to the addle brained who post tripe such as the above quote.

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Joseph wrote:
I agree with most everything everyone is saying (not Scott though, he is seems like an ass), and I think that homosexual couples and single people can raise children well. However, we need to recognize that there is a certain relationship between a boy and his father or a girl and her mother and vice versa, that a child will miss if he or she is raised by parents of the same sex.
Now, I certainly have not done the research (if it even exists yet) to see how important or unimportant that relationship is, but I do think it is certainly worth mentioning if this debate is to be had.
It does. The American Association of Pediatricians is a good place to start. There are several studies, and all of them recognize one thing:

A pair of parents, regardless of their gender, is better than one.

They go further: the best environment is an extended family: grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and children. All living together. THe larger the family, the better.

Oh, and any single gathering of all of them, done daily, is best as well. Dinner is usually recommended.

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Mar 28, 2007
 
samantha wrote:
Gay mom, who conducted the research.
I do not oppose your lifestyle choice, but if a child comes from a hetrosexual environment and a good home- I do think that is the best choice.
I am sure we differ on that-
All I ever ask people is not to force or ram their
lifestyle on others.
Well, bye to all-and all try to remain openminded
and be polite to all- and there will be no problem.
I thought I had the reserach book-marked, but i can't find it. I'll look it up again and post it.
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Mar 28, 2007
 
yes- you are right-
DINNER TIME IS IMPORTANT WITH CONVERSATION AND LAUGHTER.
As hetic as our lifestyle was and we always had dinner together as a family.And still to this day when the now grown offsprings come home-we have dinner together. It was sad when our daughters friends came over to eat. Many of them that came from well to do families never found the time to eat dinner together. And some of them that did said they were not allowed to talk at the table. They loved having dinner with us, enjoying home cooked meals, and laughing. I knew some of these kids better than their own parents-(parents were good people-just needed to rearrange their priorities. Cooking meals did take time-but we always made time for dinner as a family-sometimes it was a challenge-
our kids were always busy in school, sports and other activities.And being self employed outside of the home long hours at times were needed by my spouse.
You know the trouble today is the cost of living.
Some families have to work two jobs to make ends meet. Our country really should focus on quality family time and the cost of health care, education, insurance,etc... I made the sacrifice of giving up my career when the children were young- lost an income-(ouch times were tough) now putting them through college (no good old uncle sam to help-they actually told us in order to get financial aid we would have to sell our home) paying for high cost medical insurance and property taxes- but we made it. I do feel bad for young people today for the cost of homes are so high-that it appears two people have to work to make ends meet- that is the area our government should focus on- it is a far better place for a child to be reared in their home with your own values than in other well thought day care centers.
Not knocking day centers for they provide a safe environment for children- but it is not your values-
oh well, have to go work
Joseph

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Mar 28, 2007
 
I just want to clarify that I am from NH and that Scott is by no means representative of our general population.

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Joseph wrote:
I just want to clarify that I am from NH and that Scott is by no means representative of our general population.
We won't hold you responsible for him. Funny though, many people hold me responsible for the actions of other lesbians. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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