On Friday a judge in Arkansas overturned a decision to ban unmarried couples right to adopt children. Judge Piazza stated that the ban "cast an unreasonably large net" on many potentially good families that could offer healthy homes for the roughly 1500 children waiting for adoption in the state, and as a result was not in the state's bets interest.
I have this argument before. The claim is that children are suffering and waiting for homes, while their are loving homes waiting to receive them. The conclusion thus seems to be straight forward; let same-sex couples adopt.
I recognize the practicality of the solution and how it serves to provide a seemingly win-win result for both the couples and the children. However, I also believe that if you are going to fundamentally reorganize the family nucleus and let same-sex couples serve as the foundation of future families, then we had better have a stronger argument then "they had room so we shipped em'."