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The other poster was comparing biological heterosexual parents to same sex adoptive (hence strangers), and I think it is just one possible comparison and not exactly a fair comparison. In an adoptive Situation, potential parents could be heterosexual or same sex. If the parents are in a stable, loving relationship, I think same sex should be allowed to adopt as well as heterosexual.
Iíd say in any configuration biological parents would be preferential. But difficult to prove without sufficient statistics and difficulties to define the outcome.
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Old 11.09.2021, 21:29
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Re: Vote September 26th

If one of your children were gay, in a loving relationship and wanted to adopt a child, would you really have the heart to deny their request by voting no on Sept 26?
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Old 11.09.2021, 21:36
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Iíd say in any configuration biological parents would be preferential. But difficult to prove without sufficient statistics and difficulties to define the outcome.
If the idea of this vote is that biological parents are better than adoptive ones, that seems weird to me.
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Old 11.09.2021, 21:40
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Iíd say in any configuration biological parents would be preferential. But difficult to prove without sufficient statistics and difficulties to define the outcome.
What do you mean by preferential?

Is that your preference?

Is it the preference as described in the bible?

It's certainly the preference of the Taliban.

What exactly are you trying to say? We're all adults here. How about you stop beating about the bush and say what you really mean?
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But do all, 100% of gay couples deserve to be denied the possibility of adoption without even considering their specific scenario (in which case they would go thorough far more scrutinizing legal procedure than any heterosexual couple does)?
Itís not about denying gay adults their desires; instead itís about focusing on what is best for the children.

It's my belief that the traditional nuclear family is the best model for children and by allowing gay people to adopt itís systematically denying children that opportunity.
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Old 11.09.2021, 21:49
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Itís not about denying gay adults their desires; instead itís about focusing on what is best for the children.

It's my belief that the traditional nuclear family is the best model for children and by allowing gay people to adopt itís systematically denying children that opportunity.
If the children need to be adopted then they're hardly in that 'traditional nuclear family', are they?
Maybe the children just want to be in a family who will love them and care for them?
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Itís not about denying gay adults their desires; instead itís about focusing on what is best for the children.

It's my belief that the traditional nuclear family is the best model for children and by allowing gay people to adopt itís systematically denying children that opportunity.
Thatís the crux of the matter: our beliefs.

My belief is that Just because you can father a child, certainly doesnít guarantee youíll make a good father. Same with mothers. Weíve all known cases of poor parenting. Iím presently dealing with a case where a child has lost her father and her mother is dying of cancer. There are no guarantees anf if a gay couple could offer a child a warm and loving environment, I certainly have no moral right to deny anyone of that opportunity.
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Old 11.09.2021, 21:56
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Re: Vote September 26th

I always had the impression that there was a long line of qualified couples applying to adopt a child, and thankfully not that many children who required adoption. Assuming this is the case and everything else being equal, I believe it serves the children better to get a mother and a father.
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If the children need to be adopted then they're hardly in that 'traditional nuclear family', are they?
Right, and if they're adopted by a gay couple then they will never even have the chance.

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Maybe the children just want to be in a family who will love them and care for them?
I agree it's probably better than nothing, but I still think a traditional family unit would be ideal.
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Re: Vote September 26th

As long as the child has a loving set of parents and a loving home, it does not matter.....why do we keep losing sight of what matters and focusing on inane culture wars...... live and let live....life is lived in the middle....neither the crazy right nor the loony left..... Love is Love.
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Old 11.09.2021, 23:39
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I will be voting YES to same sex marriages. Some of the homophobic posters from the NO campaign are quite disgusting. Sadly, gay bashing happens far too frequently - particularly in Zurich.
Why do you think the no campaign is hompophobic?
on the contrary, I could deduct the same for the yes campaign to be heterophobic. And quite disgusting, too.
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Old 11.09.2021, 23:48
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Why do you think the no campaign is hompophobic?
on the contrary, I could deduct the same for the yes campaign to be heterophobic. And quite disgusting, too.
You have a problem with LGBTQ+? What is disgusting about such people?
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Itís not about denying gay adults their desires; instead itís about focusing on what is best for the children.

It's my belief that the traditional nuclear family is the best model for children and by allowing gay people to adopt itís systematically denying children that opportunity.
And gay couples cannot raise a family? Is that what you are saying?
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Old 11.09.2021, 23:52
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Well in general 2 is probably better than 1 (at least for the parent!), but I don't think sexuality really matters at all.
How about 3, 4 or 5?

Surely better than 1 or two?
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You have a problem with LGBTQ+? What is disgusting about such people?
You have a problem with straight people?

What is disgusting about such people?
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Old 12.09.2021, 00:20
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I will be voting YES to same sex marriages. Some of the homophobic posters from the NO campaign are quite disgusting. Sadly, gay bashing happens far too frequently - particularly in Zurich.
Not sure there is "gay bashing" here, but questions about adoptions.
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Old 12.09.2021, 05:09
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Not sure there is "gay bashing" here, but questions about adoptions.
Given you just got groaned at by someone who thinks heterosexuals are disadvantaged in society, I am not so sure.
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And gay couples cannot raise a family? Is that what you are saying?
No, I'm saying that in my opinion I think the traditional family is the best model for children and ideally those adopted would benefit from having a mother and a father.
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Why do you think the no campaign is hompophobic?
on the contrary, I could deduct the same for the yes campaign to be heterophobic. And quite disgusting, too.

The no campaign is homophobic as it compares (in one instance) us (yes, I'm gay) to slave drivers, as we'll be "using" women to create babies if it goes through. It's not a direct homophobic slur in itself, but its very essence comes from a place of homophobia.
And if you think the Yes campaign is heterophobic, then I suggest you look up the definition, as it does nothing to slate or damage heterosexual people, it's only trying to promote marriage equality (which I'm pretty certain isn't going to harm anyone). Futhermore, if you find the images on the poster "disgusting", then I think you may be a bit homophobic yourself ;-)
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Old 12.09.2021, 14:51
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I always had the impression that there was a long line of qualified couples applying to adopt a child, and thankfully not that many children who required adoption. Assuming this is the case and everything else being equal, I believe it serves the children better to get a mother and a father.
Is that the case in Switzerland? I know that in the US there are plenty of takers for babies, but older children, kids with disabilities and sometimes mixed race kids are not as desirable.
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