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Maybe I will change my mind in the future, but right now I refuse to support gay couple adoptions.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) and thinking about adoption?
Retrieved 28 March Previously, an LGBT individual was able to adopt children, but same-sex couples could not adopt jointly. But I believe that the world may not be ready for same-sex parents. You can argue that gay adoption has to start somewhere, but I'd say not now. Besides, not giving them the right to adopt is discrimination.