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February 24, 2006

Here's a Piece of Legislation I Can Get Behind

Let's prohibit Republicans from adopting children or being foster parents!

Ohio State Sen. Robert Hagan sent out e-mails to fellow lawmakers
late Wednesday night, stating that he intends to "introduce legislation
in the near future that would ban households with one or more
Republican voters from adopting children or acting as foster parents."


Hagan said his legislation was written in response to a bill introduced
in the Ohio House this month by state Rep. Ron Hood, R-Ashville, that is
aimed at prohibiting gay adoption.


To further lampoon Hood's bill, Hagan wrote in his mock proposal that
"credible research" shows that adopted children raised in Republican
households are more at risk for developing "emotional problems, social
stigmas, inflated egos, and alarming lack of tolerance for others they
deem different than themselves and an air of overconfidence to mask
their insecurities."

However, Hagan admitted that he has no scientific evidence to support the
above claims.

Just as "Hood had no scientific evidence" to back his assertion that
having gay parents was detrimental to children, Hagan said.

In fact, let's take it one step further and have mandatory castrations for all Republicans!

I believe we can get bipartisan support for this measure. The quantity of castrations must be indirectly proportional to the number of abortions, right? So the Republicans will see it as a way to limit abortions and the Democrats will see it as a way to limit future Republican voters.

Ok, who's in?


  • At February 24, 2006, Anonymous catherine said…

    I am in! Too bad, it is only a mock bill.

  • At February 24, 2006, Anonymous tim said…

    I'm so sick of this issue, and sad. One of the co-sponsors of the anti-gay bill is my former representative, my parents' representative, and a guy I grew up admiring despite his being a Republican. Even conservatives back home can't figure out why he'd go and do something like this; they're the guns and taxes GOP up there, not the God kind.

    Anyway, the bill would not only ban what you think it would ban, but it would actually make it illegal for, say, a 16-year-old to come out of the closet if he or she had a, say, 14-year-old adopted sibling. This is a terrible idea and would be even more harsh than the bigoted law we have against gay adoption here in Florida. There's a reason gays and lesbians are allowed to adopt in 46 of 50 states. IT IS GOOD FOR SOCIETY.

  • At February 24, 2006, Blogger sideshow bob said…

    Count me in!

  • At February 25, 2006, Anonymous Jobsanger said…

    Sounds like a great bill. If it passed, it could raise the IQ of this country sharply in only a generation or two.


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