Skip to comments.Louisiana forced to recognize same-sex adoption...
Posted on 01/06/2009 9:00:14 AM PST by TaraP
Two California homosexuals have won a federal lawsuit, allowing both their names to be on their adopted son's Louisiana birth certificate.
According to Chron.com, the state of Louisiana initially refused the request because homosexual adoption and same-sex "marriage" are illegal in that state. Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith then filed a lawsuit, which stated that leaving their names off the birth certificate "singles out unmarried same-sex couples and their adoptive children for the improper use of making them unequal to every one else."
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University's law school, comments.
"What, essentially, you see happening are these other states, through the back door so to speak, bringing in same-sex unions through these other kinds of methods. It's not generally a direct, head-on, frontal assault with regards to same-sex marriage," he notes. "But the fact is, if a sister state is required to recognize same-sex adoption, even though it doesn't recognize it within the state, that is essentially a component that is a significant, central aspect of marriage."
According to Staver, that lays the legal ground for future lawsuits to mandate recognition of homosexual marriage on other states.
However, difficulties continue to arise in cases of unmarried same-sex couples who wish to adopt. Some registrars do not believe a man's name should be on the birth certificate space labeled "Mother" or a woman's name listed as "Father." The lawyer for Adar and Smith contends some states have "resolve[d] the problem" by changing the form to read "Parent 1" and "Parent 2" instead.
Staver says the federal Defense of Marriage Act needs to be amended to so that no state is forced to accept homosexual adoption that is legal in a sister state.
Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead.
I guess then we can have Parent 3, Parent 4 Parent 5 Parent 6.. Polygamy adoption)
More nutjobs pop up daily in government.... (sad)
I think kids are better with anyone than the state, the state is the worst parent, by definition.
That's right. Get the kids away from the state at all cost. Put with pervs, sicko's and other sexual deviants but get em away from the state............
But it should be two people that are *Good Stewards* taking care of a child...It is not a *Alternative* Mother and Father on a birth certificate...
Marriage is 1 man and 1 woman who create a life...
Even if that Mother and Father are creatures of the night they are the parents...But I agree 2 able body people who are loving are better off caring for a child than the state..
And this is why anyone who claims that protection of traditional marriage is a states rights issue and not a federal issue, either has their head in the sands or is pro-gay marriage.
WE conservatives must fight this. I tell all of you, some who belive this and some that don’t: This, moral decadence and decay, is what will destroy America, if the terrorists and communism don’t get to us first, which, they probably won’t (at least terrorism), even with a moderate liberal in the Presidency. WE conservatives must spread the word and get as many people in our country to pledge and vote to support conservatism.
I agree.. and I hope they will too!
It is not *GAYS* that need to come out of the Closet, they all have!
It is the True Conservatives that need to come out of the Closet and try to save the USA...or yes we are *doomed*
And of course, when we get to Man/Beast unions, we can put the dog's name on the cert too. I'm sure Lambda Legal can shop themselves a Federal Judge who will go along with that.
Willful and insane misinterpretations of the 14th amendment have got to be stopped.
But of course they will not be for the foreseeable future, since we are at the beginning of the long national nightmare.
Question: What would happen if Louisiana decided to simply tell the federal court to buzz off? Federal highway funds might get cut off, or does anyone think Obama’d actually send in troops to enforce the order?
The pro-Lawrence (of Lawrence v. Texas) said this was a matter of consenting adults in private.
When does a CHILD CONSENT to be a part of an alternative lifestyle?
This is child abuse, plain and simple.
So to speak. (gag)
I fully expect the pervs to do their best to overturn the recent election results in Arkansas, which passed the Arkansas Adoption Act which makes it illegal for adoptive and foster care children to be placed in homes with individuals who cohabit with a sexual partner. Single people, living alone, would be free from the restrictions.
EXACTLY right. “Reciprocity”. Unfortunately, this cannot be contained within the borders of each state.
Well, they are unequal. They're queers. I pity the children, being raised by deviants.....
I wonder when the sicko will be able to adopt the kid, marry him, then get the kids adoption records changed so the kid is now his own “parent 2.”
I would like to add that, after the state, homosexual partenrs (if you could even call them that) are the worst to raise children; but I think that goes without saying, especially on FR.
However, it is very much necessary to have moral and religious (evangelical Christian and Jewish) men and women raise children who have no family.