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Should same sex couples be allowed to adopt children in Ireland

  1. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    Same sex couples are not allowed to adopt children in Ireland.....

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They shouldn't be allowed to adopt children anywhere.

      1. aguasilver profile image88
        aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this


      2. Red_Hot_Dave profile image79
        Red_Hot_Daveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Totally. I'd much rather live in an orphanage and be abused than be cared for my a gay couple, because the sex life of strangers is TOTALLY your business.

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this
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        cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        why not?

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          Madame Xposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Because ideally, children need the influences of both male and female. But I would agree with Red Hot that it would be better to be raised by a same-sex couple than suffer abuse.

    2. NewFamilyOrg profile image60
      NewFamilyOrgposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Same-Sex couples should have the same rights as hereosexual couples, to marriage, to have children, to register their union, share property and assets, everything.

      1. thekidandblue profile image61
        thekidandblueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed. when you think about it, it has't been that long since being gay was illegal in Ireland and they are making progress quickly to catch up with the rest of the countries where this is allowed.

    3. EWS profile image60
      EWSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't care.  The more of this crap I see the deeper I know we are in the last days and the closer I know we are to the end of Armageddon.  Morals have gone down the drain.  That's not going to change.  The best thing I can do on an individual level is show people what the bible really teaches, motivate them to turn their life in harmony with God, and try to keep free from this wicked world as much as possible.

  2. Red_Hot_Dave profile image79
    Red_Hot_Daveposted 6 years ago

    As long as children are kept away from priests, I don't see any issue.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    nice one Dave I see your keeping up to date with religious goings on....

    1. Red_Hot_Dave profile image79
      Red_Hot_Daveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nothing like a state sponsored paedophile ring to capture my interest1.

  4. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    Since I don't live in Ireland or plan to, what they do in Ireland can stay in Ireland.  Feel free.

  5. marcel285 profile image82
    marcel285posted 6 years ago

    I support gays, but it's hard to say whether they should be allowed to adopt kids or not.. On one hand, a loving, and nice gay couple may be able to give a child a good life, better than some traditional couples, whom have problems in their relationship and it damages the children. On the the other hand, the child may be wrongly influenced to become gay themselves. There's nothing wrong with being gay, but it certainly shouldn't be encouraged. If a child is raised by two males whom are both mother and father figures, it could really confuse the child, and they may not have a clear understanding of the difference between women and men..So no, probably not.

    1. niner profile image60
      ninerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Please show me the study where you read that gay couples produce gay children, or that being raised by two males or females makes a child unable to tell the difference between a penis and a vagina. It's incredibly hypocritical of you to say that you "support the gays", and then go on to say that being gay should not be encouraged? Clearly you still believe that our (I'm assuming your straight) choice of lifestyle is better than their's and feel free to pass judgement.

      For anyone to judge another's parenting skills based on their sexual orientation absolutely baffles me.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's much more baffling to realize that straight married couples are progressively being forced to share their status (and figuratively, their bed) with same-sex couples.  But very frightening that we're told we must share child-rearing with their immoral mindset.

        And LOL at your question about children knowing the difference between male and female body parts, because THAT's the basis of the hyprocrisy of the gay agenda, the fact that they rebel at the fact that males are born males and females are born females (except for the occasional anamoly) and as such are meant to have attraction toward the opposite sex.

        It's the gay agenda that's trying to brainwash children.  Immature adults trying to somehow excuse their own actions by teaching children to condone it.  Innocent children being basically mind-raped by people who refuse to acknowledge their own inability to resist temptation.   Lord have mercy on the impressionable youths of this society!

        1. Woman Of Courage profile image61
          Woman Of Courageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Agreed, I think society is missing the point. It is selfish for same sex couples to adopt innocent children. Do they not think about the damaging effects this could cause mentally for the child?

  6. Ohma profile image81
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    What does a persons sexual orientation have to do with there parenting skills.

    1. Red_Hot_Dave profile image79
      Red_Hot_Daveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly my point.

      You can't force someone to be gay.

      1. tantrum profile image59
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        People afraid of or despising gays always make me wonder...
        I know a lot of them that have gay husbands or  children, and they know it.
        I will never understand hypocrisy.

        1. Red_Hot_Dave profile image79
          Red_Hot_Daveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Neither will they.

          I accept that homophobes will always exist, but they could at least have the courtesy to mind their own!

  7. theageofcake profile image75
    theageofcakeposted 6 years ago

    It confounds me that there is still even debate on this topic.  Yes - same sex couples should be allowed the right to adopt anywhere.  Having gay parents will not turn a child gay, and even if it did, would that really be a problem?  With poverty and ongoing health care issues in the U.S. alone, there are too many people in poor health to be adding more.

    As it is, when the breeders reproduce and can't/don't want to take care of their own children, the gays who want kids can come in and provide stable familial support.  That way, everybody wins.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    As long as they stay there! Please don't let them come back!

  9. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 6 years ago

    I am a really conservative guy philosphically , but I gotta say that I would rather a child have a loving home then no home at all.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago

    I see no reason a same sex couple can not adopt children. I think it is a horrible law when the couple could be the best, most loving and caring parents ever...
    yet I know in the US an addict can have their child bouce around foster care , get them back, put them through a life of heck, and back into the foster system they go..

    If I had to chose where a baby would go, I would definitly pick the same sex couple who could provide a stable , loving home instead of create another wasted life because of the way a child had to grow up...

  11. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    BC Boutique, I hear what you are saying, here in Ireland the Catholic Church dominated the country for many decades and we have only really started to 'accept' that there is actually a Gay community in our midst.....equal status I think is  along way off.....

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 6 years ago

    I believe I answered this before, but if a child if given a good, stable, loving home...I see no problem with it all...if 2 people can provided needed love for a child, so let them!

    and I am not homosexual, I am strictly heterosexual.but I do not judge other people for the way they are or choose to be...ever!

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    AnthonyReillyposted 5 years ago

    Why not?! Ireland is stuck in the 50's in a lot more aspects! There are children living in broken homes, orphanages, foster care and worse. I think its wrong and very degrading to have any law to stop a gay couple parenting a child! What can a straight couple give a child that a gay couple cannot? Nothing! Gay people are people too with the emotional capacity to look after a child, they are no less able to raise, teach and support a child than a straight couple. They have the emotional capacity as I said along with the exact amount of abilities as a straight couple! No one has to right and rightly so to stop anyone raising a family no matter their gender or sexuality! I think peoples perception needs to be adressed everyone is entitiled to their opinion but opinions should still contain a little respect for others. We are all on this planet together no one is either above or any better than each other so it would be nice for a little consideration. People need to understand no matter their views we are powerless over our sexuality its not a choice nor a preference so who gives anyone the right to deny anyone anything that could fulfill their lives and give them happiness?

  14. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 5 years ago


  15. niner profile image60
    ninerposted 5 years ago

    Well, since we are clearly just impressionable youth who have been mind-raped by homosexuals it makes sense that you gladly ignore the logical points we make and instead throw in your purely opinionated statements.

    Again, please show me ANY evidence you have that suggests children of gay parents exhibit "damaged" affects or are somehow tricked into becoming gay themselves?

    Your LOL at the "hypocrisy of the gay agenda" is also extremely rude, hypocritical and makes no sense.  There have been homosexuals throughout all of history, and some animal species also exhibit same-sex relationships.  What reason do you have, besides who you happen to be attracted to and how you were raised, to say that males and females are only supposed to be attracted to each other?

    Instead of trying to advocate against happy families who have preferences that happen to be different than yours based simply on the fact that is disturbs you, why don't you go out and help the thousands of damaged children of abusive, Christian marriages and try to limit the lives of their parents.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What do I have?

      I have something you have also, but apparently have shoved aside, unused.  A conscience.

      1. niner profile image60
        ninerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I see your point now.  Wonderful answer. smile

  16. Stimp profile image80
    Stimpposted 5 years ago

    Anywhere EXCEPT Ireland.  LMAO....what does this question even mean?