Backlash Against Gay Adoption


From a USA Today story about gay adoption backlash:

Efforts to ban gays and lesbians from adopting children are emerging across the USA as a second front in the culture wars that began during the 2004 elections over same-sex marriage.

Steps to pass laws or secure November ballot initiatives are underway in at least 16 states, adoption, gay rights and conservative groups say. Some—such as Ohio, Georgia and Kentucky—approved constitutional amendments in 2004 banning gay marriage

Whole thing here.

A few months back, Reason's Julian Sanchez limned "the looming battle over gay parenting" and suggested that opponents

…visit Florida and ask a child in foster care which makes him feel more threatened: the thought of being raised by homosexuals, or the prospect of an indefinite number of years spent passing through an indefinite number of homes. They could ask whether "family values" are best served by attempting to marginalize gay couples who raise families, by "protecting" abused or sick children from people who want to give them a home, by forcing parents to worry whether they'll have the legal authority to bring their kids to the hospital in an emergency.

Whole thing here.