Which states ban gay adoption?
No U.S. state bans gay adoption. Utah bans single people (of any
sexual orientation) from adopting.
However, as of 2017, in several states, gay couples are routinely denied adoption, even though there is no ban in effect:
- West Virginia
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
No state except Utah bans single people (of any sexual orientation) from adopting. Gay couples are banned from joint adoption in 13 States as of 2014:
In 20 other states, although there is no ban in effect, gay couples are routinely denied adoption:
Some of the arguments that individuals that oppose same-sex adoption are: gay parents will raise gay kids gay kids will suffer discrimination men do not know how to comfort a distressed child men are incapable of explaining menstruation to their daughters gay people will molest their children gay people are too busy with their pleasure-based lifestyles to care about anyone else gay people are sinners and will teach their children that sin is okay Having…
No. In the United States, sexual orientation is generally irrelevant for single-parent adoptions. There are some states where same-sex married couples can jointly adopt. There are states where unmarried couples cannot jointly adopt and same-sex married couples are legally considered unmarried. There are some states where single gay parents can adopt, but same-sex married couples cannot. There are also many states where the adoption may be legal, but there are no legal protections against discrimination…
There are many ways gay people are denied their rights. As of 2013, Gay people are still denied the right to marry in 36 US states. Many of those states also ban gay people from adopting or visiting their partners in the hospital. Gay people can also be fired from their jobs for being gay in 31 states.
Why did Congress stay that gay people already had equal rights prior to gay marriage being legalized?
As of 2014, gay people lack the following rights: The right to marry (32 states). The right to be a blood donor (men only). The right to not get fired from your job for being gay (36 States) The right to do a joint adoption or second parent adoption (7 states) The right for single gay people to adopt children (Utah) The right to inherit a partner's estate without paying taxes (30 states) The right…
Today, more and more gay couples are foregoing the secrecy and adopting openly as a homosexual couple. LGBT parents face an uphill battle in many areas of the country. Utah for example, prohibits adoption by couples who are cohabitating but not legally married . Utah does not allow gay marriage, making it almost impossible for a gay couple to jointly adopt a child. Mississippi will allow a gay individual to adopt but does not allow…
Will you be able to take part in the Russian Olympics if you are gay because of the Russian anti-gay laws?
It has always been legal for gay couples to adopt, provided that the adoption is in the best interests of the child. Prior to the 1980's gay people had to hide their orientation during the adoption process. In recent years, as discrimination against gay couples has subsided, adoption by these couples has more often served the child's best interests.
Gays and lesbians have always had a right to raise their biological children, which includes children born through in vitro fertilization. The only way a child could be taken away was if the home was deemed unfit, which could happen when homosexuality was illegal. Gay men and women who were arrested for homosexual conduct could lose their children, although no law explicitly stated that they couldn't be parents. In the late 1970's, some states began…
Banning gay adoption will cost a lot in terms of the social and ethical repercussions. Banning gay adoption will reduce the amount of total adoptions. This will increase the amount of un-adopted children overall, which is the opposite of what we want. It is also an ethical issue, whereby we are denying a particular group of people from carrying out a beneficial action.
Is it legal to forbid a particular race religion or gay person from entering your business or property?
It is illegal to ban someone for race or religion, however the laws in some states are not yet evolved enough to include gay people. So if you live in one of those states, you are free to be has hateful and bigoted as you want towards gay people. But enjoy it while it lasts, because soon it will be illegal everywhere.
Currently, Florida is the only state that specifically prohibits same-sex adoption, whether by gay and lesbian individuals or couples whereas Mississippi permits individual adoption but does not allow joint adoption by same-sex couples. Utah on the other hand, prohibits any adoption by a person who may be cohabitating with the guardian or parent but is not legally married. These laws presents a unique challenge to gay and lesbian couples wishing to adopt so it pays…