Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt? Essays

950 Words Sep 11th, 2013 4 Pages
Jasmine Enriquez
AP Language and Composition
Should Same-Sex Couples Be Allowed To Adopt? As time progresses societies view on certain subjects has become more lenient. One thing that still can cause an uproar seems to be what women decide to do with their children once they become pregnant, whether it be abortion or adoption. Even more controversial on the latter subject seems to be who can and cannot adopt children who are being put up for adoption. This leads to the topic of the argument, should same sex couples be allowed to adopt? As homosexuals continue to gain almost most the rights as heterosexuals, there should be no notion as to why two people of the same gender in a relationship cannot adopt.
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