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Marcel94 July 11th, 2013 4:26pm

Assume you have to give up a baby for adoption and your options are two couples who are both loving and exceptional. One couple is a husband and wife, and the other is a husband and husband. Who y'all give the baby to?

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chrismisen atlanta
07/11/13 7:44 pm

if they're both truly equal, then i don't think it would matter.

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SugarShaq
07/11/13 4:51 pm

I finally posted my first question if anyone would like to follow. ????

Octopus
07/11/13 2:32 pm

The gay couple, because I know it will be far easier for the straight couple to adopt.

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Octopus
07/11/13 2:35 pm

I would want to help them build they're family while so many others are against it; I can't imagine how difficult that would be. Also, gay couples are more likely to understand what it's like to be abused, and not abuse as a result.

Octopus
07/11/13 2:36 pm

Their*... I should type more carefully.

Jungle in the dog house
07/11/13 2:21 pm

Straight so the child grows up hopefully normal.

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veritas1 Panda
07/11/13 4:06 pm

What makes children of gay couples grow up abnormally?

jess1cas Tallahassee, FL
07/11/13 1:35 pm

I said straight because I believe it's beneficial for a child to have a consistent, loving male and female influence in his/her life.

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veritas1 Panda
07/11/13 12:30 pm

Seriously. What's a legitimate reason as to why gay couples are inferior at child raising?

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veritas1 Panda
07/11/13 12:30 pm

Or is it just ignorant prejudice?

Marcel94 Huntington Beach
07/11/13 12:49 pm

The question is a realistic possibility. If you have two choices, then what would you go with. No right or wrong answer. Just instinctive preference

veritas1 Panda
07/11/13 1:32 pm

I'm not asking your question. I'm asking on based off of the ignorant comments.

boboli
07/11/13 3:15 pm

There's an interesting article in the Atlantic about why gay couples are often more successful than heterosexual couples.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/11/13 12:17 pm

I think it would really depend on both couples personally.If either couple were satanists, I would not place a child there. I do think it's more beneficial for a child to have a parent of both genders, but it really depend on many other circumstances

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veritas1 Panda
07/11/13 12:00 pm

Gay couples are statistically far less likely to abuse their children.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/11/13 11:41 am

Straight. I would never willingly place my child in a strongly homosexual environment.

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veritas1 Panda
07/11/13 12:02 pm

Will the voodoo magic turn them gay?

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/11/13 5:14 pm

Because I believe homosexuality to be immoral. I would no sooner place them with homosexuals than I would with thieves, chronic liars, adulterers, alcoholics, or any other person prone to vices.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/11/13 11:26 am

Gay couple. They are more likely not religious and not a member of the tea party.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/11/13 11:41 am

That's precisely why I would place mine with the straight couple.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/11/13 11:47 am

I don't agree with your decision but I applaud you on thinking it out.

Rocker saved by grace
07/11/13 11:11 am

Straight. Don't need corrupted morals

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SFLiberal
07/11/13 11:53 am

Their morals are just different than yours or mine. Doesn't mean they're corrupted.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/11/13 5:27 pm

Morality is absolute. It doesn't change from person to person.

SFLiberal
07/11/13 5:30 pm

Actually it does change.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/11/13 7:27 pm

Pinky - I don't understand that - how are morals absolute? Where are they defined? I suppose you might say the Bible but even Biblical scholars don't agree on everything the good book says and how many versions are available today?

Rocker saved by grace
07/11/13 7:50 pm

Thank you, pinky. Shelly, the concepts are still the same regardless of the version. The Bible is still the Bible.

Sean Go Devils
07/11/13 11:09 am

I hate these vague questions. So many factors. I voted gay because without more details or where they live, how much money they make, both work or one work, what kind of people are they? I know many gay and lesbian couples that are amazing parents

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Sean Go Devils
07/11/13 11:10 am

Any who I voted for gay as they were getting slammed in the polls :)

SFLiberal
07/11/13 11:54 am

The only factor in this question is sexual orientation. You don't need to over complicate things.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/11/13 7:29 pm

Actually if you were going to make this decision you would absolutely need to "over complicate" the question

EarlyBird Portland
07/11/13 11:05 am

I would choose the straight couple.

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rightway101 the thought provoker
07/11/13 10:41 am

I wouldn't roll the dice on the gay couple only to find unwanted side affects showing later on.

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Kay41 the Midwest
07/11/13 10:38 am

In the end it wouldn't really matter as long as they were loved and cared for. I did choose the straight couple, though because they have the advantage of having a female and male role model living in the house.

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ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
07/11/13 10:33 am

Ain't no damn homos touching my kid.

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Skarface Banned
07/11/13 10:38 am

You know, I've heard of a klan that's looking for people like you. I'm sure you'd enjoy it.

MisterE Conservistan
07/11/13 10:57 am

Trollololol

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/11/13 11:29 am

People who are brought up in homophobic environments are likely to have more closeted homo erotic thoughts.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
07/11/13 11:33 am

Well you know I've started to give some serious thought to joining pizza and his uncle.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/11/13 11:35 am

And I will gladly support your decision.

SFLiberal
07/11/13 11:57 am

Lmfao

Skarface Banned
07/11/13 10:31 am

I have a serious question: why does it matter? If they're both good homes then I really don't care either way.

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MisterE Conservistan
07/11/13 11:01 am

There are certain advantages the straight couple can provide over the gay couple, such as having a male and female role model.

Smyleysue
07/11/13 10:28 am

I would need to get a feel for the couples, so I don't really know.

AnnaRose Texas
07/11/13 10:27 am

I'd rather if my child grew up with a mother and a father.

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commonsense America isnt racist
07/11/13 10:16 am

Straight couple. Its better if a boy has a mother in his life. A man can not be a mother. (Not to say a father cannot raise a child on his own.)

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boboli
07/11/13 10:09 am

It would depend on their home situation, their economics, their plans for the baby, their home location, their personalities. If they were indeed equal in all respects (which is doubtful) I suppose I would have to flip a coin.

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SFLiberal
07/11/13 10:03 am

Aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 75% of Democrats said gay so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm being outnumbered by my own party!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why????????!!!!!!!!

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SFLiberal
07/11/13 10:27 am

Now it's 80%!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!

Smyleysue
07/11/13 10:33 am

My theory: Because the question is written in such a way that if those of us who believe that gay couples make equally good parents don't pick gay couple as an answer than it looks like we don't practice what we preach.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/11/13 11:43 am

It's just asking who you would pick. Not who you think is the better set of parents

SFLiberal
07/11/13 12:00 pm

Just because we believe in equality doesn't mean we're hypocrites if we have a personal preference.

dramaschick All ways in my head
07/11/13 9:49 am

It wouldn't matter as long as the baby got a good home

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MisterE Conservistan
07/11/13 9:39 am

I want my kid to be with the family unit that scientists have a better understanding of.

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MisterE Conservistan
07/11/13 9:46 am

If the choice was between a single heterosexual and a homosexual couple I would pick the homosexual couple because two parents are better than one.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/11/13 11:32 am

I think that's a respectable answer.

beanD California
07/11/13 9:39 am

I don't think there's enough research to fully guarantee that being raise by gay parents is exactly the same as straight parents - and I don't see how it can be.

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SFLiberal
07/11/13 9:36 am

The straight couple

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Keldeo Laverre City
07/11/13 9:33 am

Give him a normal life.

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PAK the Armpit of Florida
07/11/13 9:31 am

There are so many other factors beyond sexual orientation...

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Keldeo Laverre City
07/11/13 9:40 am

Not in this question.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/11/13 9:31 am

Either one, but probably lean toward the gay couple. It is logical that the child will grow up with a tolerance of people with different sexual orientations. Also, in many places it is harder or impossible for gay couples to adopt.

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Marcel94 Huntington Beach
07/11/13 9:27 am

You can say "either" but in order to comment, you had to choose one. I've asked this before but now there are more/different followers.

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