Under DOMA, LGBT couples and their families are denied the more than 1,100 federal protections and responsibilities that apply to married opposite-sex couples.
The above link is specifically a petition for business owners, the one for everyone else appears to be in paper form. I’ve signed that one, but the business owners signature count is significantly lacking.
The American Civil Liberties Union, Equality North Carolina, and the Human Rights Campaign has been and is currently petitioning and fund raising to keep discrimination out of the constitution. However, in just two weeks we may lose all of the headway we’ve achieved.
Domestic Partnerships are currently available in many areas in the state, tons of businesses have chosen to give people the benefits they rightfully deserve. But if the vote goes badly thousands of LBGT individuals are going to be robbed of their rights. And we need more help to make sure this doesn’t pass.
So, please, spread the word. Contact people you know that live here, get them to register and vote. Sign petitions, volunteer, donate, call and email congress members. There’s many various ways you can help put an end to this once and for all. Please visit aclu.org and equalitync.org, I’ve linked two petitions.
The fact that both parents have a biological connection to the child would increase the likelihood that the parents would identify with the child and be willing to sacrifice for that child, and it would reduce the likelihood that either parent would abuse the child.
I’m sorry, but that argument/statement is completely invalid. Most of the people I know that have been abused were in fact abused by their biological parents. AND the people that I know that have been adopted love their parents as if they gave birth to them.
I in fact have had stronger bonds to adoptive parents over my own. And about needing their fathers, there is an outrageously large amount of horrible/dead-beat fathers out there. Plus just recently I saw on tumblr how well lesbian parents raised their children. I’m sure the same goes for gay male parents.
And furthermore, this is all assuming there will be no female counter-parts to male couples, and no male counter-parts to female couples. There is often times an aunt/uncle or grandparent, or close family friend that serves as that role in the family. The saying it takes a village to raise a child can easily apply there. Nor do they take into account all the varying gender identities to back up claims of the children’s outcomes as being more masculine and feminine.
I realize that they have all this ‘scientific research’ backing their claims. But I find this entire article rather hard to believe if you ask me.