Sunday, March 12, 2006

Gay Parenting

This is another example of just why Daliah Lithwick is the woman I'd switch for. She argues that the whole point of family law is to take the best interest of the child to heart, and that allowing gay adoption does exactly that.

The final quote is the best:
Rules rooted in sweeping moral judgments don't generally work in family law for the same reason they don't work for families: Kids love and need the parents they have, not necessarily the parents we love.
What amazes me is that so many states are moving to ban gay adoption. As Lithwick notes, is it better for a child do languish in state custody or bounce from foster home to foster home, than to be adopted by gay parents?

And really, they'll be much better dressed, too.

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