Gay marriage: Same love, same privileges

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I believe that gay couples should be allowed to adopt children. Sexual preference has nothing to do with how well a person or a couple can raise a child. The foster care and adoption systems of today are overloaded with children in need of a home. Adoption is a gift to couples that cannot have children of their own, or for couples that choose to take in children who need homes. Thus Gay couples should be allowed to adopt children and provide them in a loving home if that is what the couple wishes to do.

Gay couples are as capable if not more, to raise children in a loving caring house hold. It is extremely important for children to grow up in stable and loving environments. In a study taken from an ACLU fact sheet, the information suggests "not a single study has found the children or lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged of their parents' sexual orientation" (American).

Some people

may argue that it is unnatural and unhealthy for children to grow up in this environment, on the other hand the ACLU reports "The children of lesbian and gay parents grow up as happy, health and well-adjusted as the children of hetero-sexual parents" (Gay). A Gay couple is just as capable of providing love and nourishment as well as a straight couple could. Most of these children are coming from the foster care system and need stability and support to stabilize their lives, as is confirmed "Children become victims of

the "foster care shuffle"" (American). If a gay couple can provide their adopted child with the love and support they need then there is no reason why they shouldn't be able to adopt.

There are many problems in the adoption and foster care system. Children...