Considerable opposition to homomarriage in France

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Nov 18, 2012
 
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” Albert Einstein

It is time to let go of the irrational prejudice taught to us all as children, and treat others the way we want to be treated; equal under the law.

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Nov 18, 2012
 
The Florida ban was found to be unconstitutional:

"A unanimous three-judge panel of the Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled on September 22 (2010) that Florida’s statute providing that a person who is "a homosexual" may not adopt a child is unconstitutional....the court found that there was no rational basis for the state to categorically exclude gay people from being adoptive parents. Governor Charles Crist promptly announced that the state would stop enforcing the ban and would not appeal the ruling to the Florida Supreme Court.

Writing for the court, Judge Gerald B. Cope, Jr., observed, "Given a total ban on adoption by homosexual persons, one might expect that this reflected a legislative judgment that homosexual persons are, as a group, unfit to be parents. No one in this case has made, or even hinted at, any such argument. To the contrary, the parties agree "that gay people and heterosexuals make equally good parents... Thus in this case no one attempts to justify the prohibition on homosexual adoption on any theory that homosexual persons are unfit to be parents." http://newyorklawschool.typepad.com/leonardli...

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Nov 18, 2012
 
There is no rational argument against equality in adoption or marriage. Same sex parents do just as well as opposite sex parents. They need the same rights and protections afforded to straight families.

"The most distinguishing characteristic of the Gill litigation is that there was an actual trial with direct and cross examination of witnesses. In addition to the overwhelming evidence of the well-being of the children in the Gill home (the concurring judge called the steps taken by Gill and his partner to address the needs of the children "nothing short of heroic"), the ACLU lawyers representing Gill presented 10 expert witnesses and the state presented two. One of the state's two witnesses was Dr. George Rekers, since discredited in a "rent boy" scandal; the other was a professor whose analysis of the relevant mental health research was flawed but who, more importantly, testified that he opposed the categorical ban and believed that judges should rule on adoptions by gay men and lesbians on a case-by-case basis! Basically what is has come to is that no reputable social science expert can testify that gay men and lesbians should never be able to adopt children."

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Nov 18, 2012
 
"Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the three decades of research showing that children of gay or lesbian parents are just as mentally healthy as children with heterosexual parents, notes Cerbone.

Children of gay and lesbian parents reported closer ties with their schools and classmates.

Patterson's and others' findings that good parenting, not a parent's sexual orientation, leads to mentally healthy children may not surprise many psychologists. What may be more surprising is the finding that children of same-sex couples seem to be thriving, though they live in a world that is often unaccepting of their parents."

http://www.apa.org/monitor/dec05/kids.aspx

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"The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies." (American Anthropological Association)

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Nov 18, 2012
 
fr "caleb", aka DAVID MOORE OF PEKIN IL:

>...Homosexual 'marriage' has been overwhelmingly rejected by homosexuals as an actual practice in EVERY country that allows your ridiculous oxymoron....<

Once, AGAIN, davy boy, you show your complete ignorance about life in general. Many GLBT's that my wife and I know are happily MARRIED.

>...It is ridiculous for any homosexual 'couple' to want to get involved in a huge body of law designed for VERY different relationships.

It is ludicrous to claim that you have a 'right' to redefine marriage. That is quite the opposite of equal treatment under the law.

There is no rational argument for homosexual 'marriage.'<

It is ludicrous to claim that you have a "right" to deny GLBT couples the RIGHT to legally marry. Davy, please get help for your obvious hate towards GLBTs and our supporters. Your county mental health society can direct you to a good SECULAR, REAL therapist.

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