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10/11/11  10:33 pm
Commenter: Stephen Casto

Adoption for Fit Parents

     I have read many of the posts on this forum.  It is quite remarkable the number of responses with regard to the topic.  I am however, disgusted with the fact that so many individuals are willing to stake their claim in their religious beliefs enough to be willing to deny children the opportunity of a homelife.  No one can legitimately deny that gay- and lesbian-headed households are any less capable of raising children than their straight counterparts.

      To the regulatory agents:  Please be reasonable in your decision.  This debate not only deals with parent-less children, but it also involves child-less parents.   The children in question have already fallen victim to a multitude of circumstances; they shoud not fall victim a second time to the actions of the body responsible for their future.  You are that body, and you are not an elected body.  Given this, you have a duty to do what is right.  Take the opportunity to do what our elected officials are unwilling to do:  take a stand.  This has nothing to do with religion.  This has everything to do with what is right. 

     I am Christian (as many of the dissenters are) and I support the ability of gays and lesbians to provide children with a safe home.

Stephen A. Casto

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