Democrat introduces bill to defund adoption agencies that favor married couples

From the Washington Times.

Excerpt:

For the first time in Senate history, a bill has been introduced to encourage agencies not to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to adopt.

“As more and more LGBT couples are getting married and starting families, we have a great opportunity to place children without a family into happy homes,” said Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York Democrat and lead sponsor of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, Monday at the Huffington Post.

The past year has seen many moves toward gay equality, and “the momentum is there to build on our progress,” she said, noting the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” passage of gay marriage in New York and the “unprecedented assault” on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the U.S. Senate and in the courts.

Ms. Gillibrand’s bill would deny federal funding to any entity that considers sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status when contemplating prospective foster or adoptive families. A companion bill already has been introduced in the House by Rep. Fortney Pete Stark, California Democrat.

[…]In recent years, many religious organizations have protested when governments have begun insisting that unmarried couples be considered as foster and adoptive parents. Notably, Catholic agencies have withdrawn from child-placement services.

Still, many such adoptions occur. The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute recently issued a report that said about 65,000 adopted children and 14,000 foster children live in homes headed by non-heterosexuals.

Part of the reason child-welfare and health associations support gay adoption is because advocates say research indicates that children raised in gay homes do as well as, or even better than, children raised by heterosexual couples.

However, a new in-depth review of 59 studies on gay parenting has concluded that such “strong assertions” about gay parenting are “not empirically warranted.”

Most of the 59 gay-parenting studies involve children of high-income white lesbian mothers or tended to use very small samples; studied children but not teens; and either had no comparison families or compared lesbian-led homes with single-mother-led homes, wrote Louisiana State University family science professor Loren Marks.

These and other weaknesses cannot support broad statements that there are “no significant differences” between being raised in same-sex versus mother-father homes, wrote Mr. Marks, whose analysis was included in the Oct. 15 briefs filed by the House of Representatives in its defense of DOMA in Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management.

The basic intuition behind this initiative is that children either do not need a mother or they do not need a father. Is that really true? I know for sure that children have a host of behavioral problems if they grow up without fathers, for example. I would expect that problems would also occur for children raised without mothers.

2 thoughts on “Democrat introduces bill to defund adoption agencies that favor married couples”

  1. Thanks for sharing this WK. We have to remember that the gay agenda is part of a larger agenda. This bill is not about equal opportunity or parenting. This is a most heinous bill because it attacks right at the heart of society. This is an attack on our Western culture, a culture that necessarily has the family as a building block of society. By changing the essence of what family is and how it is defined you can re-define the nation precisely because children are affected. Christians grasp this concept from Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Which means as Christians we have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable minds in our society from the agenda of the left, the idea behind the notion that “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.”

    The left therefore is obsessed with the youth also. The youth are instruments in their Marxist agenda. Vladimir Lenin said “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” and also, “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.” Adolf Hitler was quite direct, stating, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” This is what we are battling with. Today the question we must ask is how do we prevent these children from being exposed to abuses beyond their ken. Tomorrow’s question will be whether these children will be American, or Bolshevik forever.

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