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Kauder: Gays have no right to children

The Local · 20 Dec 2010, 08:38

Published: 20 Dec 2010 08:38 GMT+01:00

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“This has to be accepted, even if it’s difficult for those affected,” Kauder told the daily Berliner Zeitung. “I don’t think children wish to be raised by homosexual couples.”

He said the question of children’s well-being should come before the desires of adults to become parents.

“It’s not about whether the adults want to live as a happy family,” he said. “There’s no right to have a child.”

Germany introduced "registered partnerships" for same-sex couples in 2001, but stopped short of granting them the full rights and privileges afforded to married heterosexual couples.

Homosexuals can legally adopt the children of their partners, but adopting an unrelated child as a couple is not currently allowed.

Germany’s highest court ruled in August the unequal treatment of straight and gay partners when it comes to taxes and exemptions is unconstitutional.

Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Scharrenberger said at the time that Merkel’s centre-right coalition would work towards ironing out remaining disadvantages for same-sex registered couples. But Kauder’s most recent comments highlight the ongoing discrepancy between the Christian Democrats and their junior coalition partners the Free Democrats on gay issues.

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13:48 December 22, 2010 by LecteurX
Hey, Valter, thank you for your comments:

"Gay people are sexually disabled. Such behaviour is abnormal and children should be protected from it."

"That's what most of them do, hence why HIV infection rates are higher than any other social grouping. Hardly the type of behaviour young children should be exposed to. I feel sorry for these child victims."

2 things:

1. Do "normal, heterosexual" parents have sex in front of their kids or otherwise "expose" their children to their sexual activity? I'm sorry for YOUR child victims then.

2. As recently as 18 years ago in South Africa, or 50 years ago in the US, it was "abnormal behaviour" to marry someone from another race. There were probably loads of well-meaning bigots who could find countless irrelevant reasons to justify this nonsense, including the "children's wellbeing" and whatever. I have no trouble guessing on which side you would have been in those nice ol' days, if pressed (or even not) to give your 2-penn'worth opinion on interracial marriage.

Again, I feel sorry for YOUR child victims, being raised by such a bigoted, ignorant moron. Poor things.
07:56 December 23, 2010 by delvek
AH, to have one cake and eat it too ... there was a day parents taught that it wasnt possible.

So, how can you plug a poop chute and expect a baby to come out?

So, government controlled parenting class, zomg, the children are really screwed now.

So, I see lots of post regarding parents teaching hate, I see hate everyday from all of you in your posts. You all are hating the anti, the other guy, or whoever disagrees with your perfect view, damn hypocrites.

EVERYONE has hate, EVERYONE has love, they are very real emotions that exist in all of us. Its how you accept it and project it that makes the difference.
19:22 December 23, 2010 by secondlanguage
homosexual relationships don´t result in recreation and the birth of children.

Alas, homosexual couples don´t have children, right?

What are they thinking about? Surrogate mothers? Adoption? Using women

in fake-marriages for breeding? Gay men sometimes have a haughty attitude towards women. No idea where some of them take the bloody cheek from, but they do. So, if they don´t care about women, they should have to do without children as well, because: No mother, no child, right? You can´t have everything. Deciding to be gay means deciding against having children, naturally. It´s another case if there are children of a partner who just found out he/she is gay, but who can say if it really works out for an adopted child to be raised by a gay couple? They don´t know what they´re asking for when they decide to adopt a child any more than heterosexual couples who decide to have a first child.

And will they stop pretending to be better than "usual" couples? What on earth

ever put that into their heads? Being gay is not an achievement, it should be

tolerated, but not celebrated.
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