John McCain has hoof in mouth disease right now. He said that he suspport the Bush administration on bans on gay adoption. He has since back peddled his way out of this by saying it should be left up to the states. Florida is the only state in the nation that has an outright ban on it.
Now I have nothing against homosexuals or lesbians adopting. I have nothing against them getting married. I had a gay roommate in the military. She was and still is a friend that I admire and respect. I honestly believe that she should have the same rights, responsibilities, and privileges as I do. Although it may be against every one's religion to be gay, I don't think that God would see us as being right in denying another human being the same rights as we are given. It is not our place to judge.
What does concern me is this right to adopt. It is pitting the right to adopt against the right to parent. I am really surprised that the adoption industry hasn't gotten on their band wagon. Because it would make the right to adopt equivalent to the right to parent. The adoption industry would love to see this happen. This kind of logic scares me because it could send us back into the dark ages. Who would decide who has the right to parent?
The right to adopt is a statutory right where as the right to parent is a fundamental right. I am not saying that gays shouldn't be allowed to adopt. I am just saying that one right is not more than another nor are they equal. Do I think gays have a discrimination case? You bet. I think gay parents can be a real asset to foster care. Our government and adoption industry are treating them just as separately as they do adoptees and their families. Separate is not equal though. We as a country must remember to not inflict our religious judgements on others. It is not our place to judge. Lest we become the Pharisees of the bible.