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Marriage: A Relationship Unlike Any Other

TooTired Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:20 AM
If gay marriage is recognized, then there will be no way of preventing children from being adopted into families without a mother and a father. Social services will be obligated to treat a gay married couple as equivalent to the straight one. You don't have to be religious to believe that mothers and fathers are not the same and bring something different to the child's life. In fact, gay people themselves believe that men and women are different, or they'd be content to find a partner from the opposite sex.
TooTired Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 3:12 PM
If a child has absolutely no chance of being adopted by a straight couple who is acceptable, then yes, I would say that being adopted by a gay person is preferable to a "string of foster homes." But that's not the point here. If gay marriages are recognized as equal to straight marriages, then the gay adoption will not be seen as a last resort but as equal to a straight adoption.

Oh, and by the way, an ad hominem attack does not make your remark any more impressive.
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:56 PM
But would you rather they have NO parents than homosexual parents?
DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:08 PM
The problem with adoptions by gay couples is that it has little to do with providing kids with homes and a lot to do with homosexuals putting on a "normal" and "doing good" public facade.
Bill1895 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 11:27 AM
I would rather children have a parent instead a pair of adult homosexuals.
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:42 AM
You are indeed too tired. Children being adopted by gay couples do not have parents at all! Even if I accept that a gay couple is not as ideal as a hetero couple, I am equally certain a caring gay couple is better than living in a string of foster homes until you time out of the system. Or would you rather kids have NO parents than gay parents?

NOTE: This is the fifth column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fourth column is available here.

Many of us will recall the song from Sesame Street that begins, “One of these things is not like the other.” The song conveyed to viewers that not everything, or every relationship, is the same; we have different capabilities and purposes.

The government routinely sings this song as it recognizes and seeks to support certain relationships based on their uniqueness, their distinctive purpose, or their benefit to society.

One such relationship that is unlike...