Posted by MikeT23 on 7/1/2013 7:57:00 AM (view original):
Posted by dahsdebater on 7/1/2013 5:35:00 AM (view original):Rather than jump in with both feet, you test the waters. See how it works.
Posted by MikeT23 on 6/30/2013 8:59:00 PM (view original):Answer the damn question. How are you going to determine if same sex parenting works, if you have to have evidence that it works before you legalize it in this country and you'll only accept evidence from this country. You're totally missing the point. 100%.
Posted by dahsdebater on 6/30/2013 8:55:00 PM (view original):Do you not think other countries have different values? Different views? Different standards?
Posted by MikeT23 on 6/30/2013 8:52:00 PM (view original):So people are significantly different in other countries? Same-sex parents work differently there?
Other countries = not US
And again, answer the most important question - if you're going to offhandedly dismiss statistics from other countries and not allow same-sex parents to adopt in this country, how are you planning to "find out how it works?"
If you answer "no", I'll pay for your vasectomy. I don't want you breeding in my country.
Again, your view is "Let's just do it. It will make people happy. If it turns out that it's ******, we'll fix it later."
Measure twice, cut once.
Now you answer my damn questions. I'll make it one question that will require a simple yes/no response. Do you think all countries are the same?
Gay couples adopting has been happening in the US for 20 years. It has also been happening in Canada, Western Europe, and Australia, countries similar enough to the US that we should be able to draw conclusions.
How much more of a test do you want?
And anyway, we aren't really debating gay adoption, that's already happening along with gay parents raising biological children. According to tec, marriage is special and strengthens families. We should allow gay marriage for the benefit of those children.