I think it's more important to consider the rights of the adopted child in this case.
Will they be happier in a stable family relationship than in an orphanage?
However, it could be (and is) argued that children with two parents of the same gender will face social problems. But I'm no psychologist, so I won't delve into that. It does seem that adoption by a straight couple would be preferable to adoption by a gay couple from the child's viewpoint.
Homosexuality, i believe, is something which is learned, socialized into people through various social experiences. I am sure that the vast majority of posters here would agree that homosexuality is also unnatural. Therefore it must be of paramount importance that homosexual couples do not gain the right to adopt children. I obviously have no figures to back up this claim but i would bet my life on the child having a much, much higher chance of becomming homosexual themselves later in life. Monkey see, Monkey do.......
The idea that homosexuality is learned/chosen simply doesnt stand up to logic - theres still a lot of stigma attached socially and it would be totally senseless for anyone to give in to some kind of social pressure/choose to be gay. Not to mention the countless cases of children brought up in the same familia envrionment, only one of whom is gay etc etc etc.
Oh, not forgetting the substantial body of scientific evidence pointing to differences in the structure of the brain between hetero and homosexual men.
Hang on, the "bullying" argument is a bit odd. Kids get bullied for everything from having spots to being crap at sport to wearing glasses to wearing the "wrong" shoes to having ginger hair. Anything which is different from the perceived norm. Does that mean we should all attempt to raise children to a specific formula to ensure they don't get bullied and that we end up with an army of clones totally devoid of any individualism or personality? I don't see anyone calling for the abolition of glasses or enforced sport ability. It's a lame reason for not allowing gays to adopt.
Gay couples should adopt all the little orphans in the world and then we will all be happy... for a while.
Well my parents got devorced but I saw both of them every week so I suppose I feel that you need both a male and female. Not to disrepect the dead but my dad wasn't brilliant. He was able to look after me fine physically (food, clothing, somewhere to sleep etc) but mentally he wasn't great as after a few years he started drinking heavily. Mabye thats why I think you need both male and female. And I am not saying that gay couples can not provide a loving and stable home but its just not as effective I feel. And I do believe that a child would be bullied as kids, and adults, can be very cruel.