Christians disingenuously claim they want to deny marriage equality to gays because they are concerned for the children those couples might raise. This is a bogus argument. First, science has shown that two-parent families are vastly superior to one-parent families for obvious reasons, however, it has also discovered the genders of the parents do not matter.
What is the term for a heterosexual person who really likes sex? a parent. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 37% of babies born in the U.S. are the result of unplanned pregnancies. The true number is probably even higher because 60% of married women do not use contraception. All those babies are born into families that did not particularly want them or could not afford them.
Gay couples don’t have this problem. They only parent if they strongly want to, if they can afford it and if they are thoroughly vetted as good parents. With heterosexuals, anyone can have a child, even drug addicts, paupers, homeless people, people who hate children, child molesters, criminals, 12 year old girls, women in abusive relationships, rape victims, mentally ill people, alcoholics, women without partners to help… The adoption process filters out most of such unsuitable gay parents.
If you deny a child gay parents, it is not that they will go to an even better heterosexual home. There are far more unwanted babies than adoptive parents, especially when you include babies with disabilities. They will likely go to a series of foster homes or orphanages. That is a far worse fate that being raised in a loving gay home.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)