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Same-sex parents sue over North Carolina adoption law
Reuters ^ | 6/13/12 | Colleen Jenkins

Posted on 06/14/2012 3:47:22 AM PDT by markomalley

A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging North Carolina's prohibition against same-sex couples adopting each other's children.

The ban on so-called second parent adoptions violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian parents and their children, according to the complaint filed in Greensboro by the American Civil Liberties Union.

North Carolina is one of eight U.S. states where same-sex couples are barred from adopting children together and/or are not allowed to have one partner adopt the other's biological or adoptive children, according to the ACLU.

A December 2010 decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court held that state statutes allowed married couples, stepparents and individuals to adopt, but blocked gay or straight unmarried couples from doing so, said Chris Brook, legal director of the ACLU in North Carolina.

The state does not recognize same-sex marriages, and voters in May approved an amendment to add that ban to the state constitution.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: aclu; adoption; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; nc; northcarolina; pederasts; swrdswllwngsdshw
Corrected Headline:

Same-sex parents sue over North Carolina adoption law to gain right to homosexually abuse children

1 posted on 06/14/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

North Carolina is one of eight U.S. states where same-sex couples are barred from adopting children together and/or are not allowed to have one partner adopt the other’s biological or adoptive children, according to the ACLU.
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Which states are the other 7 ???


2 posted on 06/14/2012 4:13:13 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: markomalley

Wait until they get the alimony and child support payments........LOL


3 posted on 06/14/2012 4:16:27 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: markomalley

I think that there are enough studies to show that children raised with homosexual partners do not fare nearly as well as children raised by a married father and mother.

Single-parent adoptions do not do well, either.

Homosexual adoptions are now explicitly banned by law in Russia. I think the law applies to single-parent adoptions as well.

When applying for adoption in most countries, and in most states, the prospective mother and father must be married, in excellent mental and physical health as determined by a psychologist and a physician, make enough money to support the child, have clean living quarters and living conditions conducive to the upbringing of children as determined by a social agency “home study”, and no criminal record.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 4:19:07 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: markomalley
The ban on so-called second parent adoptions violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian parents and their children, according to the complaint filed in Greensboro by the American Civil Liberties Union.

I did not know that "Child Endangerment" was a constitutional right.

5 posted on 06/14/2012 4:34:06 AM PDT by olezip
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To: markomalley
The queer ‘parents’ are welcome to raise all the children they produce through their perverted sex acts.
6 posted on 06/14/2012 4:50:56 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Westbrook
Single-parent adoptions do not do well, either.

I think it can be proven that purposefully single parenting is destructive; much more so than singleness resulting from death or abandonment by a spouse.

Of course, an intact mother and father parenting unit is vastly superior to all of these.

7 posted on 06/14/2012 4:57:23 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I’m curious, does any state allow a man and woman who are living together, but not married, to adopt the other’s child? If not, then its ok, we have equal rights for all.

This is a ploy to advance the homosexual marriage issue on another front.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 4:58:22 AM PDT by rusty millet
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To: rusty millet

Notice that the lawsuit is in NC, where homosexual marriage was recently denounced by democratic vote, only to have O butt in.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 5:01:07 AM PDT by rusty millet
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To: fwdude

“Single-parent adoptions do not do well, either.”

“I think it can be proven that purposefully single parenting is destructive; much more so than singleness resulting from death or abandonment by a spouse.”


From what I’ve read, there’s not much difference in how kids turn out (adjusting for economic factors) whether it is a two-parent household or a household that only has one parent due to the death of the other parent. The way I’ve heard it described, it’s as if the memory of the dead parent (whether or not the child ever met him or her) serves as the second parent. Not sure if that’s also the case in cases of abandonment, or even in cases of divorce with frequent contact.

As a general rule, I would only allow married couples (or the legal spouse of the parent of the child in question) to be able to adopt, but would make an exception in the case of close relatives of an orphan (for example, if both parents died when the child was a minor, I’d allow his widowed grandmother or single uncle to adopt), since the familial bond would already be present. If two people can’t commit to marriage, how can they be trusted to provide a stable home to a child? And how could someone who does not have the support of a committed spouse take on the awesome (using the correct meaning of the word, as opposed to its modern use to describe pop songs and pizza) responsibility of raising a child with whom they don’t have any prior familial relationship? One does not even need to get into the subject of the damage done to children raised by gay parents in order to adopt common-sense rules that facilitate adoptions by the type of parents that would benefit the child (i.e., married couples, or close relatives of the child’s deceased parents) and prohibit adoptions by persons who don’t meet such criteria.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 5:34:51 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Westbrook

Forgot to ping you to my post #10.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 5:35:43 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
There have been a number of recent studies that indicate there is significant potential harm to kids raised in any family structure other than married father/ married mother.

The APA (American Psychological Association) disputes this. There was also a recent blurb by a former president of said association that it is wholly controlled by the gay Gestapo. So I wouldn't take their opinion to the bank.

Gay parenting studies disputed by association

12 posted on 06/14/2012 6:07:53 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: GailA

Remember that their goal is not to be like us, but to destroy what we have. Gay “marriage” is a mockery of God’s definition of marriage,

just as the mark of the Beast is a mockery and perversion of the Mark of the Lamb.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 6:10:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

> there’s not much difference in how kids turn out (adjusting
> for economic factors) whether it is a two-parent household
> or a household that only has one parent due to the death of
> the other parent.

Yes, I have seen articles on these studies. And they make sense. The same studies indicate that this does not apply to single-parent homes where the father was not known or seldom present.

But I think you already know that, from the context of your reply.

> If two people can’t commit to marriage, how can they be
> trusted to provide a stable home to a child?

A refreshing breath of logic this morning. Thank you. Leftists seem to be incapable of thinking this way. Their revolutionary vision must be pursued even if it is illogical, contraindicated, or counter-intuitive, that is, not exhibiting “common sense”. To them, the End Justifies the Means, and the End for them is equality of outcome.

> One does not even need to get into the subject of the
> damage done to children raised by gay parents in order to
> adopt common-sense rules that facilitate adoptions by the
> type of parents that would benefit the child (i.e.,
> married couples, or close relatives of the child’s
> deceased parents) and prohibit adoptions by persons who
> don’t meet such criteria.

Bears repeating.

Often.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 6:12:07 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: markomalley

A child has ONE mother and ONE father.

calling a woman a “father” does not make it so any more than passing a law calling a pile of poop a “rose”.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 7:13:04 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MrB

this attack is not about “god”, this attack is about attacking normal by saying nothing is normal.

society rewards the institution not the individual.

These homosexual groups are trying to argue a fetish is the same as an institution and should be rewarded.

a woman is a father or a man is a mother.

There is no consideration as to a child having one of each mother and father. A father is generally replaced by the adoption by another man into father. no other.

This is just further argument that the judges and these attack groups need to be reigned in via a federal marriage amendment.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

A single mother can always marry and the child be adopted by the man who marries her (or vice versa)

That said, it is in essence an attempt to achieve via law a biological impossibility.

It is worth noting that adoption is in fact a fiction created under the law. It is very narrowly constued. It is not a broad constuction issue like marriage.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 7:26:47 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

ah... I remember the days before I got my “Truth Glasses”.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 7:30:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Fully agree with your entire post.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 7:41:35 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Beagle8U

More evidence that the “homosexual rights” collectivistic victim group is essentially parasitical. It does not thrive on its own but has to live off the heterosexual norm(i.e., a man and a woman creating a new life either through traditional means or through IVF) to survive. Not unlike “free” medical care or “free” housing.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 8:05:12 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: markomalley

North Carolina doesn’t accept same-sex marriage.

Romney, however, came out in favor of gay couples adopting children if done at the state level.

A change in regime won’t help this situation.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: markomalley

If the unmarried heterosexual or homosexual couple is living together with the child/ren of either or both persons, legal adoption of the child/ren by the non-parent wouldn’t change the living arrangment.

As you point out, what they must really be after is adoption of unrelated children by homosexual sex-partners.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 8:53:51 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Your shipment of failure to take a nap has arrived. It's whiny.)
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To: GailA
Nobody has the ‘right’ to adopt.

What's next? A paranoid schizophrenic demanding the right to adopt?

23 posted on 06/14/2012 9:07:51 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: Barry's Diary






24 posted on 06/15/2012 1:44:11 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: MrB

Yes, and very few preachers are speaking out against it...they sold their souls for the 501C3 tax exemption.

Ours only preaches LONG winded about love, goodness, giving...and not one word on what God forbids or the book of Revelations. Of course you can’t expect a Methodist to speak about the warnings or Revelations. Right has become wrong, and wrong has become right...Bible prophecy fulfilled.

Last Sunday he spent nearly 30 mins on anniversaries asking each group starting at 70 to stand up, went down to 10 years. What a waste of preaching time, and my back and gut were hurting. I am post op only about a month, and have a very degenerative back.

We stopped going on Communion Sunday as it was nearly 2 hrs long. He keeps this up and I won’t be going until I am totally healed from my surgery...I have a upper GI to do on Wed no telling what that will find. And he always does a biopsy and your gut hurts for 2 weeks.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 1:26:44 PM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: fwdude

I walked out of a 4 year marriage to an abusive man, that side was never revealed until we had kids, it was the kids he directed his abuse towards...never looked back. Raised 2 healthy and happy boys. Took me a very long time to trust again. Chose wiser the second time around. We had 23 years before he was called Home.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 1:34:49 PM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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