By Heidi Stevens
A gentle reminder.
In case the bill Texas senators passed early Monday — the one allowing publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to turn away non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents — becomes some sort of ugly trend, it’s worth noting a few of the ways it’s wrongheaded.
There’s the problem of accepting public funding while discriminating against members of the public, of course. (The bill is opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas.)
But there’s also the more fundamental, moral problem of denying children access to loving, capable parents.
The science is clear: Children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well as children raised by opposite-sex parents.
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