Originally Posted by ACt
^ I have no problem with it so long as they are willing to raise the child as any other and let it make it's own decisions. You can't raise a kid to be straight or gay, which I think is where most people draw the line, but when you have straight couples fighting their children over homosexuality, I don't see why we should feel uncomfortable about gay parents. What we need are good parents, period. Not any one type, otherwise.
I'm personally waiting for the human interest story of a gay couple (male or female) who have a child, either with another person involved or paying for the eventually available technique of artificially merging the genetic material of two gametes, and then having them end up with a straight child of their own genetics. I find that humourous to think about. It's like a sitcom waiting to happen.
I really have a problem with the adoption thing. Both parents being of the same sex will influence the child the way the child did not deserve to be raised.
For example, I know this one guy whose father is rather cold, and almost never talks to his son, so his mother is the one who raised him mostly. He behaves more like a woman in many terms. Like, he loves manly stuff etc, but he changes his opinions and things way too often, which no male I know does. He is way too easy to influence as well, and is insecure, like many women I know.
On the other hand, my roommate's mother died when he was a kid, and he was raised by his father alone. He is all manly and all, but cannot fathom how to behave towards women. Etc.
Gay people adopting would be like that, only maybe worse, because, firstly, the kid would be picked at everywhere through his whole childhood, which automatically scars him with social skills. You get it, anyway, I don't need to list the things. Gay people are just different, I hate to think how their child would grow up to be.