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Gay Adoptions Essay

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There are basically two types of adoption agencies: Public agencies that are usually supported by public funding and are run by the state and Private agencies that are licensed by the state, but run privately (Reference 99). Regardless of the type of agency, the state has some say in their operations, and if the state has a ban of gay adoptions, then the agencies will have to abide. In 1977, Florida passed a civil rights ordinance making sexual orientation discrimination illegal in Dade County. In response to the ordinance’s creation, a campaign themed “Save Our Children was created and led by the singer of the hit “Paper Roses” and former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, Anita Bryant. The campaign, whose members were mainly…show more content…
Often their families face issues such as illness, alcohol or drug addiction, or homelessness.” ( http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/fostercare/index.htm) (FACT ABOUT FOSTER CARE RATES) The United States on a whole does not place children with certain illnesses like HIV/AIDS on the lists of adoptable children; thus the only option for such a child would be foster care. The foster care system in Florida has been flooded with children, and it has been an avenue for homosexual couples and individuals who wish to have the wonderful experience that comes with having a child in their lives. (REF) As such, homosexuals are left to fanaticize, and bond with children, who is most cases are special needs children, especially those who are terminally ill. Was this the state’s way of strategically placing the “sick” with the sick? “So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.” Is a quote by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) founder Roger Baldwin (REF 20). The ACLU is an organization that advocates individual rights, by litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom. They joined the fight for gay rights and got involved in three cases, two of which involved individuals who were
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