German Court Strengthens Gay Adoption...

German Court Strengthens Gay Adoption Rights

There are 3 comments on the EDGE story from Feb 19, 2013, titled German Court Strengthens Gay Adoption Rights. In it, EDGE reports that:

Germany's highest court strengthened gay couples' adoption rights in a ruling Tuesday that the country's justice minister greeted as "a historic step." The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt the partner's stepchild or adopted child.

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JrEsq

United States

#1 Feb 19, 2013
The Germans recently made it illegal to circumcise a child, using the logic that the child is not yet able to act on his own behalf, yet they feel it it OK to place the child in a home without the benefits of both a mother and a father.
Evidently foreskins are more important to the Germans.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#2 Feb 19, 2013
So in the adoption case, the court is protecting the best-interests of the child by giving him two parents who share responsibility. The court is ignoring the superstitions that unrelated adults use to justify their bigotry.

In the circumcision case, the Bundestag regulated practitioners, not parental choices.

Apparently, the superstitions of closely related adults are still important in Germany. They have only rejected the superstitions of busy-bodies who have no interest in the matter other than to make others' lives more difficult.
JrEsq

United States

#3 Feb 19, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
So in the adoption case, the court is protecting the best-interests of the child by giving him two parents who share responsibility. The court is ignoring the superstitions that unrelated adults use to justify their bigotry.
In the circumcision case, the Bundestag regulated practitioners, not parental choices.
Apparently, the superstitions of closely related adults are still important in Germany. They have only rejected the superstitions of busy-bodies who have no interest in the matter other than to make others' lives more difficult.
"Apparently, the superstitions of closely related adults are still important in Germany."
Wow, apparently homosexuals feel that parenting is a "superstition".

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