Dagbladet online published an article last night about how Denmark will in all likelihood give gay couples 'the right to adopt'. Which in itself is incredibly annoying, because it's obviously totally false - they won't give gays the right to adopt, no one will ever give gays the right to adopt, just like no straight people anywhere have the right to adopt. That right doesn't exist. What we're talking about is the right to be evaluated as adoptive parents, which is something completely different. It so bugs me that our stupid media can't get something so simple right. It messes up the debate. Anyway.
They opened this up for comments, and one poster wrote the following: I don't agree with this decision.
So relevant, right? He's a Norwegian citizen (it's safe to assume that), this is an article about domestic policy in Denmark. WTF does he care. He is of course entitled to his opinion, but why bother. But anyway, another poster asked him to explain why he took this position. He answered, and here it is, the Worst Argument Ever for why gay couples should not be allowed to adopt: the children can't go on vacation with their 'parents' to for instance Saudi Arabia, Iran or Sudan as homosexuality is illegal and is punishable by death.
ROTFLMAO!!!! Oh no! An end to those glorious summers in Sudan!! LOL!!! Who on earth in their right mind would even stumble on the idea of going to Saudi Arabia on vacay?? :-D Spring break in Tehran! LOL!
See, this is why the debate on this issue is so lopsided. It's not because we live in a PC society. It's because of dumbassery like this. I'm straight myself, but I strongly support gay rights - I'm not adopted, and I have no adopted children, but I think adoption is a wonderful thing and people should do it more. Those are my views. I'm not sure I can be talked away from them, but maybe if I was presented with some incredibly convincing arguments ... ? But when 'the other side' argues that I'm wrong because if my views are transformed into law, then a very small number of Scandinavian families will not be able to go on vacation to Saudi Arabia ... ? Which there is no way in hell they would ever even consider doing in any case. Then I'm probably going to stand by my opinion. :-D
In other news, congratulations to my cousin R. and to my friend Dag Erling, who are entirely unconnected but both have their birthday today. Happy birthday to both of you!! :-)
Play nice ... !! ;-)
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