Or having their relationship designated, "marriage", by the state.<quoted text>
Do you believe that if gay couples are prevented from MARRYING,
Lots of folks parent, not just gay people.that this also means they will be prevented from PARENTING?
DittoOr from raising children at all?
Proving a home for a child who has none, is admirable, regardless of who does it. Creating a child in such a way as to intentionally deprive him/her of his/her biological mother and father, raises ethical issues.You sound very much like you DO NOT WANT a gay couple raising a child.
Okay. Does everyone one raising a child need a "legal bond" with another adult, in order to do so?But stopping that couple from establishing a legal bond between the two of them will NOT stop them from caring for a child or guiding to to adulthod.
How about the needs of the children? Does that not matter! Why should an adults need to create a child over ride the need of the child to be created, know, and raised by their biological mother and father?This need of yours for fathers and mothers to "matter" (even though they never stopped) is not enough to prevent gay couples from marrying.
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No, there are situations where the bio parents, cannot, nor will not, raise their children, so adoption meets a valid need.If this "mattering" is so important to you, then you should oppose adoption,
Again, there are situations in which the bio parents are unable, or unwilling to raise their children. Not the ideal. Far cry from intentionally denying a child his/her bio parents, in order to fulfill an adult need.fostering, step-families, single parenting AND divorce.
Why are you opposed to children knowing, and being raised by their bio parents if at all possible?You should oppose these things to their very core, on both a legal and ethical basis.
No, sounds like the bigotry is coming from your end. You only cite those situations to justify redefining marriage. That if we don't redefine marriage, just to include same sex relationships, it's "bigotry".It's not enough to just say that you think they aren't "ideal", yet should be allowed. Unless you oppose them with the exact same conviction and the exact same effort that you oppose gay couples marrying, then I'm afraid that it is just you who is bigoted.
"Gay couples", as individuals, have the same right as everyone else. You simply want to ignore that, as a means of justifying redefining marriage for your desires, and no one else's.Without the same opposition every step of the way, you simply reveal that it is only gay couples that you want to see disenfranchised and denied their rights.
Sister Wives.If you don't care that gay couples RAISE children, so long as we cannot establish a legal bond, then you don't really care about the children, only the gays.