I was watching the news over the last couple of days. One in particular amazed me. Al Sharpton is actually condemning pastors for not tolerating gays. I am very proud of you, my man. Another piece of information is in Maryland the marriage law was struck down as unconstitutional. Thank you. One disappointing bit of news, though, a woman's last wish to leave her partner her pension was denied because she was gay. I worry about stuff like that because those kind of decisions can affect others. I got the opportunity to speak with a birthmother that wanted to leave her pension to her daughter after she died. Well I guess the information that I gave her might just be wrong.
I want gays to have the right to marry or have unions because I want them to help with the crisis in the foster care system. So many of them are so willing to do it but states are creating laws that would not allow them to foster or even adopt children.
I was reading in a message board on Court TV where one person actually promoted institutions as a way to house all the children abandoned. I made a reply back about how institutions affect children. How do I know? I have read tens of social histories and case histories of children who were in institutions. If normal adoptees (if we can be called that) suffer from mild forms of attachment disorders, I know that these children suffer from severe forms of it. I am also a mental health worker at a mental health hospital.
Even though I am for a woman's right to choose, I am also concerned about a child's right to thrive after birth. We as a country need to protect these children from harm. Before prospective parents go searching for a baby, I wish that they would go to the foster care system. Maybe that should be a requirement for those interested in adoption.