This is just something I've been thinking about lately. Gay people (well gay men at least, gay women can get IVF) can't have their own children for obvious reasons. Yet many gay couples wish to have their own children. Which leaves adoption as the only option.
Now apart from the "homosexuality is a sin" people, most people would agree that gay couples have the right to be treated like a normal couple, at least here on Adisc. But one area where this can cause problems is that of adoption.
Why? Because in this case, the rights of the gay couple are not the only rights involved. The right of the child being adopted to go for the best home for them also has to be considered. However, if they are adopted by a gay couple, theyre going to get teased and possibly bullied for it all their time in school, from the first day in preschool where they have to talk about their daddy and other daddy. Because, while the laws are moving closer to equality, society's opinions sadly aren't.
My opinion, which is quite possibly biased by the treatment of gay people or those rumoured to be gay in my school, is that society isn't ready for gay people to adopt children, and until it is, the rights of the child outweigh those of the gay couple.
So what is everyone else's opinion on this?