Gay Adoption Bill on Way to Governor

By: AP
By: AP

The Senate Thursday gave final approval to a measure allowing gay couples to adopt children together and sent it to Governor Ritter.

Current state law allows gay individuals to adopt but not same-sex partners.

Married couples are already allowed to adopt each other's children as stepparents.

The Colorado Catholic Conference and the Colorado Family Institute, a public policy group with links to Focus on the Family, oppose the measure.

They say they'll lobby Ritter to veto it.

Republicans said the measure is aimed at promoting a QUOTE "homosexual agenda" and paving the way toward civil unions for gay couples.

Senator Jennifer Veiga says that's not the issue.

She says gay couples are already raising children together across the state and Colorado should protect those children by giving them two legal parents.

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  • by Mark Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 22, 2007 at 07:42 AM
    Kids need loving and committed parents, and it doesn't matter if they are the same gender or not. I have friends who are same-sex couples and they have the same concerns for their children as my wife adn I do for ours. This bill will help them provide for their children in ways that I take for granted. Focus on the Family and the Catholic Church are wrong to oppose this bill.
  • by Blake Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 13, 2007 at 04:49 PM
    It doesn't surprise me that the leaders of the Catholic church (the church in which I grew up in but have since liberated myself from) are against a change in our laws that will allow legal protection for kids with same-sex parents. The most important benefit for my children with this law will be their eligibility for social security benefits from either or both parents. If there is lobbying for a veto by our governor, it will be no different than divorcing parents using their children as pawns. These so-called Christians will be maliciously hurting children for the sake of promoting their own misguided moral stance. I have much hope that our Governor understands the importance of this law for the protection it offers our children.
  • by Chris Location: San Francisco on Apr 13, 2007 at 11:24 AM
    Think of the Children. Who cares what the parents do in the bedroom. I don't. Obviously the Republican's want to know what they may be missing. Maybe even threatened by better parenting? Think of the Children.
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