Here is my persuasive speech about gay parenting. I need just 5 min to present this speech.Can you please check and advice if any changes have to be made. Thanks
Homosexual couples should have a right for adoption because they can make responsible and loving parents as well as heterosexuals. There is a lot of preconceived misinformation about gay parenting. Such stereotypes about gay parenting that gay parents raise gay kids, children of gay parents have more problems and that gay men are more likely to sexually abuse children are irrelevant. In the few studies conducted on the sexuality of gay parents and their children, there has been no evidence to suggest that the sexual orientation of adoptive parents affects the sexuality of their children.
The US has many children waiting to be adopted. Older children and those with special needs are especially hard to place. Children who fit this category are in foster homes right now with gay parents who want to adopt them. It is unfair to the children to deny them permanent secure homes.
Most children in the US do not live with two married parents. In fact, according to the 2000 census, only 24% homes were composed of a married mother and father with children living at home. The Florida court argues that children are better off raised in a two-parent heterosexual household. In fact, scientific studies have shown that children who grow up in gay households are just as well emotionally and socially as children whose parents are heterosexual. Studies have shown that children are more influenced by their interactions with their parents, then by their sexual orientation. With this in mind, the American Association of Pediatrics supports gay and lesbian couples adopting children.
Finally, there is no legal reason why gays should be denied the right to adopt children. The law only hurts children waiting to be adopted and deprives loving parents who would care for these children.