Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's about sex

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 5:40 AM

Make no mistake: the Family Council's drive for adoption legislation is about punishing gay people. And it raises a number of questions about sex monitoring of couples gay and straight, not to mention questions about when gayness begins, writes John Brummett.

Cox said his group has no interest in stopping, for example, two cohabiting elderly sisters from being adoptive or foster parents. Thus the proposed act's explicit reference to "sexual" cohabitation.

But let's say two people, whether same-sex or opposite, are living together romantically, but find themselves ... well, past the point of active sexual interest. They love each other, but they don't mess around anymore. May two such sexually inactive cohabiting gays or straights adopt or be foster parents? How are we going to verify their sexual inactivity? Why would it be any of our dadgummed business?

And when does gayness begin, exactly? What happens if a prospective and otherwise eligible foster parent pats his foot in a public rest room stall?

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