Cardinal Pell: same-sex adoption plan is 'bad social engineering'
Catholic World News - September 10, 2010
As legislators in the Australian state of New South Wales prepared to vote on legislation that would allow adoptions by same-sex couples, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney has renewed his opposition to the measure.
The proposal is “bad engineering” that would “eliminate mothers and fathers” from the ordinary legal understanding of family life, the cardinal said. He charged that the initiative would subordinate the welfare of adoptive children to the demands of a segment of adults.
Current law already provides legal protection for homosexual partners, the cardinal said. “These laws allow same same-sex partners to fully exercise all parenting responsibilities, without severing the child’s legal relationship with his or her biological parents.”
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