Posts Tagged 'adoption'

Colour Me Confused

This is something that’s confused the hell out of me for a while now: why have so many states passed laws which prevent co-habiting couples from adopting when many of them have no issue at all with a single person (gay or straight, in most cases) adopting? What exactly is it that about the addition of a long-term partner that suddenly makes a household an unsuitable place for raising children? And why are so many religious groups interested in these laws? (Apart from the obvious ‘benefit’ of stopping gay couples from adopting, but again, these laws do not prevent gay people adopting – only couples.)

And in case anyone thinks those are rhetorical questions, they’re not; I genuinely want to know.