Same Sex Parenting Should Be Legalized Essay

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Same sex parenting is looked down upon because people look at same sex households as being sinful and immoral. A judge in Utah ordered a same-sex couple to give up their foster child. The reason? He believed the child would grow up better with heterosexual parents. Most adoption agencies and court systems will not permit same sex couples to adopt children. These agencies don’t want to put children in “unsafe and rare” environments. Same sex parenting should be legalized everywhere because anyone who is able to meet the requirements of being a loving and caring parent deserves to become a parent, despite their sexual preferences. Many kids would be grateful just to have two loving parents.
There are many families and households with same-sex parents and/or couples. “Studies estimate that between 1 and 9 million children in the United States have at least one parent who is lesbian or gay. There are approximately 594,000 same-sex partner households, according to the 2000 Census, and there are children living in approximately 27 percent of those households” (AAMFT). These families are able to love each other. No one is worried about sexual orientation or sexual preference. These children are not being changed or affected by what their parents prefer.
There are many children in foster care that need homes. “According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Report there were about 423,773 children in foster care” (NOLO). This number can be reduced with…

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