Essay about The Issue Of Same Sex Adoption

1315 Words Aug 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Same Sex Adoption

There are over 78,000 children in Canada’s welfare system, with over 30,000 looking for a loving home. Same sex couples in Canada are able to adopt and provide children homes, so why is it still a controversial topic? In Canada, anyone of any race, religion or sexual orientation is allowed to adopt as long as they have a loving safe home for the child, but in other countries such as Russia, they have strict laws against gay couples adopting. Is it because it is better for a child to have no parents or two fathers? Or is it a cultural or religious thing? Whatever the reason, there are couples who would do anything to have a child yet they are restricted because of their sexual orientation.

From 1965 to 1969 Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau sought to decriminalize homosexuality. In 1969, when Trudeau was asked to discuss the amendments he said, “ I think the view we take here is that there 's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. I think that what 's done in private between adults doesn 't concern the Criminal Code”, what Trudeau said convinced Parliament into passing it into the criminal code. In 1995 a ruling in Ontario started to allow same sex couples to adopt. By 2005 everyone in Canada could marry whoever they want and adopt a child without questions about their sexual orientation. In the United States there is shortage of adoptive parents which has caused children to live their lives from one foster home to another. By…

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