Lawmakers Reject Proposal to Allow Gay Adoption
BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) -
A proposal that would allow gay couples and other unmarried couples to adopt children together in Louisiana has been defeated by a House committee.
The House Civil Law and Procedure Committee voted 9-2 against HB 1081 Tuesday.
As proposed by New Orleans Rep. Jared Brossett, the bill would have allowed adoptions by people who aren’t related to a child by blood but live in the same home and establish a relationship with the child.
Supporters say people should be encouraged to adopt children if they can offer loving homes and secure environments.
Opponents say unmarried couples are unstable and the bill could tie children to boyfriends or girlfriends who don’t stay in a relationship long-term.