Virginia’s Republican governor, Robert McDonnell has two weeks left to decide if he will let regulations go through that would allow gay adoptions in the state.
As it stands, married heterosexual couples and single people are able to adopt in Virginia. The new regulations (developed by former Democratic governor Mark Warner) would allow adoption by unmarried straight and gay couples that go through state-licensed private and church-run agencies.
Governor McDonnell, do yourself, Virginia, the GOP, and the nation a favor: let the regulations go through. A child deserves a loving home. Ask any child trapped within the foster care system…I’m sure they would not mind being adopted by a gay couple, as long as they were loved.
If you live in Virginia, call McDonnell and urge him to allow these regulations to go through. Virginia children and gay couples deserve each other. Everyone deserves a loving family.
This is a bit dated, but it is well worth viewing. This is University of Iowa student Zach Wals delivering a speech to the Iowa House of Representatives last Monday to explain that being raised by a lesbian couple had no effect on the content of his character. The House passed the bill 62-37.
A Harps store in Arkansas placed this shield over the US Weekly cover of Elton John, his partner, and their newly adopted son.
This makes Harps look terrible! Thankfully, after Internet outrage spread, Harps has removed the shields.
Heaven forbid we subject out children to alternative viewpoints…
From the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
- Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
- Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
- All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
- 1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
- 2. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
- 3. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
This declaration, which is signed by every member nation of the UN, declares the equality of ALL human beings and does not in any way define marriage to be solely between a man and a woman.
Also, take a look at the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Neither this nor the UDHR state anything about children having the right to live with male and female biological parents.
Think about it…and while you’re at it, check out this blog post: Gay marriage is a violation of human rights?