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Old 02-27-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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prevent Republican adoption!



[q]Plan would bar Ohio adoptions by GOP
By Carl Chancellor
Beacon Journal staff writer

If a Youngstown lawmaker's proposal becomes Ohio law, Republicans would be barred from being adoptive parents.

State Sen. Robert Hagan sent out e-mails to fellow lawmakers late Wednesday night, stating that he intends to ``introduce legislation in the near future that would ban households with one or more Republican voters from adopting children or acting as foster parents.'' The e-mail ended with a request for co-sponsorship.

On Thursday, the Democrat said he had not yet found a co-sponsor.

Hagan said his ``tongue was planted firmly in cheek'' when he drafted the proposed legislation.

However, Hagan said that the point he is trying to make is nonetheless very serious.

Hagan said his legislation was written in response to a bill introduced in the Ohio House this month by Rep. Ron Hood, R-Ashville, that is aimed at prohibiting gay adoption.

``We need to see what we are doing,'' said Hagan, who called Hood's proposed bill blatantly discriminatory and extremely divisive. Hagan called Hood and the eight other conservative House Republicans who backed the anti-gay adoption bill ``homophobic.''

Hood's bill, which does not have support of House leadership, seeks to ban children from being placed for adoption or foster care in homes where the prospective parent or a roommate is homosexual, bisexual or transgender.

To further lampoon Hood's bill, Hagan wrote in his mock proposal that ``credible research'' shows that adopted children raised in Republican households are more at risk for developing ``emotional problems, social stigmas, inflated egos, and alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem different than themselves and an air of overconfidence to mask their insecurities.''

However, Hagan admitted that he has no scientific evidence to support the above claims. Just as ``Hood had no scientific evidence'' to back his assertion that having gay parents was detrimental to children, Hagan said.

``It flies in the face of reason when we need to reform our education system, address health care and environmental issues that we put energy and wasted time (into) legislation (Hood's) like this,'' continued Hagan, who has been in the Ohio Senate nine years. Before the Senate, he served 19 years in the Ohio House.

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/13950130.htm

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Old 02-27-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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I don't miss Ohio
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Yes, I'm sure you are much more comfortable behind the orange curtain.
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Orange County, California



I'm not sure what it has to do with this thread.
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Well, you said you didn't miss Ohio and I thought about that and I could see how you would be more comfortable in Orange County, that's all I'm saying. I used to live there too so I should know.
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ah, orange county is some kind of orange curtain....it actually makes sense. i used to live in orange county and i think the place tries to shelter itself from anything it deems as abnormal.
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Perhaps Ohio, a place I've never lived, is an exception to this cliche, but I have come to hold a certain grudging respect for the much-vaunted "Midwestern common sense" since we moved out here. The small-town Midwest is a conservative and often xenophobic place, no two ways about that, but I do find the general suspicion of grand-vision ideologues of whatever stripe refreshing.

Not sure it really holds true in the case of gay rights though.
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actually,

Ohio is over run with a corrupt Republican Party


and the Orange Curtain is commonly used to describe O C
as it is very Conservative
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Ohio is over run with a corrupt Republican Party
And Kenneth Blackwell, current Secretary of State and gubernatorial hopeful, is one of the "Focus on the Fascism" test candidates in a handful of states. If Dobson wins these matches, he will then presume he can try to take over the rest of America. He really is the "Ayatollah Khomeini" of the U.S. Even Khomeini believed in democracy; and, like Dobson, he believed that the majority would always elect a theocracy.

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Have you ever actually lived in a fascist state?
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Oh yes, Ohio has a huge share of miscreants. I live in the midst of rural awshucks bigoted Ohio.

Blackwell is trying to pull a Katherine Harris and get some bang for his heist of the election. We've got a crazy preacher in Toledo helping him, the lovely Congressman wrapped up with Abramohoff, Coingate, and a Govenor convicted on ethics charges.

The author of the bill was on MSNBC last night. It's meant to be joke showing the idiocy of the other bill. But it has merit
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