Friday, December 01, 2017

Adoption

Trans parents have faced an uphill battle for custody or joint custody of their children, here in Connecticut they cannot discriminate against the trans parent but that is not true for other states and that also goes for adoption.
Flap over Montgomery County resolution reflects transgender rights debate
Houston Chronicle
By Mike Snyder
November 30, 2017

You could call it the accidental nondiscrimination measure.
Terri Jaggers, the president of the Montgomery County Child Protective Services board, tearfully apologized on Facebook after including - inadvertently, she said - certain language in a resolution designating Nov. 15 as "adoption day" in the conservative suburb north of Houston.

As Jay Jordan reported in the Conroe Courier, the resolution stated "there are no restrictions on who can adopt based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or marital status."

County commissioners unanimously approved the resolution, prompting outrage from social conservatives disturbed by the mere mention of "gender identity." The meaning, intended or not, was clear: Transgender people have as much right to adopt a child as anyone else does.
And of course the conservatives are hopping mad.
County commissioners unanimously approved the resolution, prompting outrage from social conservatives disturbed by the mere mention of "gender identity." The meaning, intended or not, was clear: Transgender people have as much right to adopt a child as anyone else does.
And they are attacking the Republicans on the committee for voting in favor of the resolution, how dare they vote for anything LGBT!

My prediction is that you are going to see legislation introduced banning LGBT adoption.

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