LGBT Adoption

Essay by FabiolaCJunior High, 9th gradeA+, September 2014

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LGBT Adoption

This theme wasn't a subject that fell into my lap. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community has been something that I have been interested in for a long time. In an ever changing world, civilization refuses to accept these changes or even acknowledge changes that were already there. The LGBT community seems to be one of those changes that, even though they have been there since the beginning, most of society considers to not be 'normal'. Founded on equality, the United States, seems to still be conservative on this subject. I found that, it was a bit unfair to not accept the LGBT community as equal, since their sexual preferences are not a trait they can decide. With this subjective thought in mind, I decided to research a bit further into this subject in a more objective manner.

A year ago, I was assigned a project on rights, and I decided to embark on a project based on LGBT rights.

With this I learned a lot more about the rights LGBT people were deprived from, and fond that this was a very wide subject to embark. I decided I would talk a little about same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption. I looked for the pros and cons of both of them, but essentially found that a lot of the cons were based on subjective opinions. The question that kept going through my head was, if heterosexual couples were allowed to marry, why couldn't homosexual couples do the same? The answer was always religious or subjective. This time I decided to find more about same sex adoption.

I began looking for the states in the United States that did not allow same sex adoption. Looking for the reasons why, I found that most of those states had strong...