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Child's right to a mother > Gay couple's right to adopt?

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    Having same sex parents in a stable, loving relationship is far better than having no parents.

    Surely the most important thing for a child is to be in a family that loves them and teaches them right from wrong? Maybe having a mother is important, but surely it is better for a child to have two dads than to have no parents? A stable family environment is important, whether this is with a mum and a dad, a dad and a dad, a mum and a mum or a single parent.
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    (Original post by Mister.T)
    Is a child's right to a mother more important than a gay couple's right to adopt?

    The law already recognises the importance of a mother to a child. In any child-custody case, all other things being equal, a mother is given preference over a father. In my opinion that makes sense. Why should this not apply to adopted children?

    Also I realise that a lesbian couple would provide the child with a mother (or two) and my opinion is that this is significantly better than letting a gay (male) couple adopt.
    You imply that there are differences between a mother and father, indeed that these terms have any place in modern society. You are, therefore, a bigoted moron and everything you say is invalid.

    Good evening.
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    (Original post by Mister.T)
    Is a child's right to a mother more important than a gay couple's right to adopt?
    No, because there is no "right to a mother" recognised as a basic human right.

    The law already recognises the importance of a mother to a child. In any child-custody case, all other things being equal, a mother is given preference over a father.
    That is a relic of the heavily patriarchal society of past decades and is not a desirable state of affairs. Feminists have made great efforts in recent years to get this court bias overturned so that custody is judged based on their parental ability, not by their gender.

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