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Old 06-26-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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Gay Adoption Web Poll

Today, a local news station in Toledo has issued a web poll. The question is simple enough:

"Should gay couples be allowed to adopt children?"

And let's face it. This is Ohio and this is local news. The average demographic is about 80 years old in local news these days, so I know what they expect the result to be--and I want to surprise them.

http://www.wtol.com

It's on the left side of the page, if you scroll down.

The reason for the poll is that the Ohio legislature is looking to ban gay adoption and foster families. This, of course, is a step backward and flies in the face of all credible studies (sorry, studies sponsored by anti-gay organizations are skewed to be...well, "anti-gay"), and even if this is meaningless, ultimately, I want, for once, for the polls to go in an unexpected direction. The results will be broadcast at EST 11:00 pm--4 hours from this posting--and I hope that you all here will help and vote "yes." I'll let you know the results that are broadcast when it airs here.

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Old 06-26-2005, 04:21 PM   #2
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It's currently 51-46 in favor of Yes.
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now it's:

50% yes
47% no
3% not sure
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It really disturbs me that it's even remotely close.
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Now it's:

53% yes
45% no
2% not sure

a bit better
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It really disturbs me that it's even remotely close.
Why? people should not not allowed to have their own opinions and reservations about gay adoption.
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Why? people should not not allowed to have their own opinions and reservations about gay adoption.

simply because there's a diversity of opinion does not mean that all opinions are equal. they should be treated equally and allowed, but we have to make distinctions between good arguments and bad arguments, between good logic and bad logic. if it were "interracial adoption" instead of gay adoption, do you think there would even be a poll? what about "should unmarried single straight women be allowed to adopt" (like the woman who lives next door to me)?
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Why? people should not not allowed to have their own opinions and reservations about gay adoption.
Because it smacks of the same type of opinion that says people of different races shouldn't be able to marry or adopt children. I don't see the difference.
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Anyone who's a good potential parent should be allowed to adopt. This is fucking stupid. Valid disagreements, my arse.
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Anyone who's a good potential parent should be allowed to adopt. This is fucking stupid. Valid disagreements, my arse.
I agree.

Now it's 56% Yes, 42% No, 2% Not Sure.
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Because it smacks of the same type of opinion that says people of different races shouldn't be able to marry or adopt children. I don't see the difference.
You really don't see the difference between a black man and a white woman adopting a baby and 2 white men adopting a baby?
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Because it smacks of the same type of opinion that says people of different races shouldn't be able to marry or adopt children. I don't see the difference.
It's called + or - one y chromosome, plenty of people can see the difference.

And yes I support gay adoption and IVF etc. there is a difference but it is not going to harm the child.
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If anyone wants to know.

55% Yes
43% No
2% Not sure

Like Angela said, if there's commitment and love towards taking care of a child, race, age, or sexual preference shouldn't matter in adoption.
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It's called + or - one y chromosome, plenty of people can see the difference.

And yes I support gay adoption and IVF etc. there is a difference but it is not going to harm the child.
I agree with this. there is a difference. that doesn't make it wrong.
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Why? people should not not allowed to have their own opinions and reservations about gay adoption.
"People should not not allowed.."

Dude, your verbal manglings are starting to remind me of someone.
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