Gay Adoptions- Pro's and Con's/Ethical Views Essay

1848 Words Apr 17th, 2014 8 Pages
One of things that has caused controversy over the years has been “Gay Marriage”. But Gay Marriage itself isn’t the only thing causing furor of a debate. In the United States, 13 states allow same-sex marriage but Homosexual couples married in those states are still facing obstacles when it comes to becoming parents through adoption. Some states allow it, some states ban it. Not only are they fighting their way to be viewed as an equal marriage with the same rights a Heterosexual couple have, but many claim they should also have the right to adopt thus giving adopted children a secure emotional and stable home making such adoptions ethical. Adoptions by gay couples is ethical because they have the right to be deemed and considered as a …show more content…
I suffered because of it, in ways that are difficult for sociologists to index”. Mr. Lopez also states “My peers learned all the unwritten rules of decorum and body language in their homes; they understood what was appropriate to say in certain settings and what wasn’t; they learned both traditionally masculine and traditionally feminine social mechanisms”. A two straight parent heterosexual household is self-evident or unquestionable in today’s society making such marriages deemed as “normal”. Many Religious groups and organizations claim that the Fifth Commandment in the Bible Exodus 20:12 invokes 'Honour thy father and mother' as well. Many Divine Command Theorists support this because according to DCT whatever God commands in the bible should be done per say. Others argue that if nature wanted homosexual couples to have kids, they would have been able to reproduce between them therefore making these kind of relationships “Unnatural, or against nature” giving the absolute version of “Natural Law” supporting a teleological morality view. Homosexual people have the lack of acceptance and is morally wrong to be gay religious leaders say. They do not accept themselves the way they are and want to be something different, so what make them think they can raise a kid? religious groups argue. Also, the Bible in the Old Testament clearly states that the act of homosexuality is "Abomination" Leviticus 20:13. Children

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