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5/27/2005 08:05:00 AM | Justin

Many Surrogate Mothers Prefer Gay Couples

The New York Times has an article today on the increased popularity of surrogate mothering for gay couples, citing how gay couples tend to be more appreciative than hetero ones. I can't pretend to fully understand the workings of the Christian Right, but I'm surprised they all complain about gay marriage but rarely say a word about surrogate mothering for gay couples, or gay adoption rights. If marriage is a religious act, one would think child bearing would also be considered one. Many of their complaints about gay marriage focus on traumatizing kids, or setting a bad example for society, but one would think gay adoption/surrogacy would have these same effects (assuming one believes they do in the case of gay marriage). Perhaps the christian right has simply decided it's a legal battle they can't win.

There seems to be a lot of ignorance about this issue on the right though. In arguing about gay marriage, I've had more than one person counter that if we allow gay couples to marry, the next thing you know, they're going to want the right to adopt. When I point out to them that gays already have that right, they're disbelieving. Anyone have an idea why this is? I'm tempted to call it hypocrisy.




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