The Debate Over Gay Adoptions

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The push to ban gay and lesbian adoption is becoming the next battle in the nation's culture wars. Efforts are underway in some 16 states to pass laws or constitutional amendments to prevent same-sex couples from adopting.

Activists are hoping the issue will do in 2006 what the campaign against gay marriage did in the last election: energize conservatives to come out and vote though it's not clear if they'll succeed.

In the meantime, the battle is brewing between those who say children do best in families headed by a mother and a father, and those who disagree and say adoption laws based on personal judgments about morality are misguided.

Hear about the brewing fight against gay adoption.Guests:

Andrea Stone, Congressional Correspondent for USA Today.

Rob Woronoff, Program Director at the Children's Welfare League of America based in Washington DC.

Greg Qunilan, President of the Pro-Family Network in Dayton, Ohio.

Mat Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel in Orlando, Florida.

This program aired on February 24, 2006.


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