Ireland passes heterosexuals only adoption bill

Every now and then you come across some good news in the ongoing culture war.  Today it comes from Ireland, and their new adoption bill that mandates that only married, heterosexual couples are elligible to adopt children. 

DUBLIN, February 11, 2009 ( - Newly published adoption legislation introduced by Ireland's Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, unequivocally states that all aspects of a child's adoption must "take place in the best interests of the child and with respect for his or her fundamental rights as recognized under international law."

In light of this the bill has no provisions for permitting adoption by same-sex couples or other cohabiting individuals, a fact that has homosexual activists up in arms, who are calling on Ireland to follow the example of Britain and Scotland in allowing homosexual adoption.  ...

Under the Bill, adopting parents must be married and living together, will have to show they are of good moral character, are healthy and have adequate financial means to support the child, before their adoption is approved. The couple must also show that they understand and support the child's needs in relation to ethnic, religious and cultural background.

Next to the fight for same-sex "marriage," the right to adopt has become one of the primary fronts of the homosexualist movement's efforts. Ireland, however, appears intent on refraining from following the U.K. and other liberal European countries in opening adoption to homosexuals and other unmarried couples, probably due at least in part to the country's still strong Catholic identity.

Wow.  Common sense about "who" should be adopting and raising children.  What a concept.

The bad news is type of common sense is the exception, not the rule.

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