PHILADELPHIA (AP) - American divorce and child custody laws need to be updated to extend rights to gay couples and unmarried parents, an influential judicial think tank says. In the months since the report was published, the institute has been bombarded with e-mails calling it everything from 'a great threat to the family' to 'Marxists' and 'greedy lawyers.' .... 

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Should American divorce and child custody laws be updated to extend rights to gay couples and unmarried parents?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - American divorce and child custody laws need to be updated to extend rights to gay couples and unmarried parents, an influential judicial think tank says. In the months since the report was published, the institute has been bombarded with e-mails calling it everything from `a great threat to the family` to `Marxists` and `greedy lawyers.` ....

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19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/18/02 - 6:35:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
I suppose fair is fair.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/18/02 - 6:39:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
how can a homosexual have a baby, other than adoption or artificial insemination?
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/18/02 - 8:36:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
They can't neon, that's what it means, is they can adopt kids legally and stuff
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/18/02 - 8:04:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
no way! If they choose that lifestyle then they should have to deal with its hardships. Thats life. Two men or two women in a relationship cannot provide an emotionally stable situation for a young child. That just teaches there child that homosexuality is ok. When clearly it is not. At least give the child a chance.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/18/02 - 8:15:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
the laws definately need to be updated. our society has changed, and our laws need to reflect these changes. the children's needs should come first and these updates will help. sexual orientation has nothing to do with being a parent. i really feel sorry for people like texasheat. his ignorance is embarrassing.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/31/02 - 1:09:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think these changes would be positive. I also think they should allow same sex marriages. I mean if you've lived together a certain amount of years you need a divorce so it's idiotic not to allow the marriage. The idea of this being a threat to family is ridiculous and a narrow minded way to look at families.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 12/31/02 - 1:11:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
The laws do need to be updated to what degree should be decided by the public through their state representatives.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 1/2/03 - 2:26:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, the laws should definitely be updated. Otherwise, it is pure discrimination. Also, it will teach people that gays and lesbians are just normal tax-paying members of society just like you and me.
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/10/03 - 6:58:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, definitely. Plus, is it better that these children would be orphans?
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 2/10/03 - 7:00:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
That just teaches there child that homosexuality is ok. When clearly it is not. At least give the child a chance.<--*shudders* Yes, they should have been updated by now.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 4:45:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think an angry homophobe can't provide an emotionally stable situation for a young child, but maybe that's just me.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 4:49:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
"That just teaches the child that homosexuality is ok. When clearly it is not." and you wonder why people criticise Americans!!!!!
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 4:55:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
Please don't allow that statement to represent all Americans, just like Neon doesn't represent the views of all Europeans.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 11:49:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Being gay can actually be proven that its wrong. Why do gay people compare their roles to heterosexual people? If it was right or normal, they wouldn't do this. Anyways, they shouldnt be raising children, it will scar them for life. How would they be taught about sex, the birds and the birds?
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 3:04:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
How has it been proven to be wrong, Sethg? Your whole post said absolutely nothing to anyone here.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 3:15:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
What I want to know is how something can be proven to be wrong.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 3:20:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Being gay can actually be proven that its wrong." ahahaha,man thats rich,what a dumbass.like straight parents cant tramuatize their kids,o and of course straight parents are always expert at teaching their kids about sex,that why most sex offenders had gay dads,lol*snicker*
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 3:29:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
i totally agree with goman
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/16/03 - 5:16:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
If its parents of a naturally born child then yes extend all rights to both parties but if its a gay couple thats a touchy story to deal with. Gays claim they are born the way they are but what if a child is given to them that isnt or wont be gay as a adult ? Have you caused any damage to that child i.e. Child Abuse as in making the child live in a world that he doesnt understand ? Gay couples havent been around ( in the open )to make a study of the welfare of the child. That should be done first before a law is passed to place kids with gay couples.
19 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/17/03 - 12:53:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Children should be in the care of any loving parent whether they are gay or straight.
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 6:54:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
18 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 10/29/03 - 7:05:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think the adoption by gay couples is already happening--the question is referring to whether there should be legislation to match, otherwise one half of a gay couple could simply walk away with most of the income and leave the child screwed.

I suppose some people would say the child gets all he deserves because he was adopted by a gay couple huh?

18 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/12/04 - 1:09:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Kiki's on a roll.
18 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/12/04 - 7:47:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah two links in a week. Somebody stop me!

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