You have nothing to support your belief "all things being equal" straight parents would be better than same sex parents. It is your belief, but is not supported by the evidence. There is even some evidence to suggest two moms is better than a mom and a dad.<quoted text>
WAY WAY off...
I simply recognize that gay couples as compared to drunk and abusive straights would likely be better parents..
or NO parents is worse than ANY parents (in general)...
BUT when there are two couples equal in every other way but gender, I think we should prefer the opposite sex couple...
How would you propose we do that if they are ALL the same under "marriage"?
to repeat, nothing you wrote above has any bearing on what I am talking about...(again)
But what the evidence clearly shows is that it is the relationship between the parent and child that determines success, not the gender of the parents.
And again, yes, two are better than one (all other things equal).
But with about 100,000 available children going without adoption every year, we don't need to prefer opposite sex parent homes over same sex parent homes. Adoption is done on a case by case basis. Again, the important variable is finding a home where the child will be wanted and cared for properly, not the gender of the parents.