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Pete Stark Offers Awesome LGBT Child Care Bill, Pimp Slap To Rick Santorum

Not every politician agrees with Republican Presidential candidate (ha ha) Rick Santorum’s assertion that society intrinsically values heterosexual relationships over homosexual ones, especially when it comes to child care. Take Democratic California Representative Pete Stark for instance. On Tuesday he introduced the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” which would ban federal funds for states allowing discrimination in adoption or foster care placement based on the sexual orientation, marital status or gender identity of potential parents and the sexual identity of the kid. Plus, he managed to deliver a donkey punch to Santorum during the bill’s press conference!

The bill’s co-sponsor Rep. Jim McGovern added, “Automatically disqualifying LGBT parents from adoption just because of sexual orientation is wrong. It makes no sense, especially when so many children are in foster care waiting to be adopted. The current patchwork of unfair state laws and policies … is denying multiple kids to permanent safe and stable homes.”

He’s right in fact we’ve argued in the past that the state has so many kids in foster care that we’re even for handing some of the kids off to caretakers who aren’t huge fans of the gays.

When a journalist asked Stark about Santorum’s comment that adopting children is not an LGBT “right”, Stark awesomely replied, “Rick who? There was a guy in Congress years ago named Santorum, but I think he left. He lost, but [has been] following that path ever since. I think that’s nonsense.” God bless you, Pete Stark.

Wonder Woman Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) says she will introduce companion legislation in the Senate in June.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           May 4, 2011
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  • 7 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Does anybody know if, now that Santorum has officially jumped into the race for president, if Dan Savage is going to start updating the site http://www.spreadingsantorum.com again?

      I love that it’s still the first or second hit to come up when you search the guys name, should embarass the hell out of him, but lets get that one up and running again. lol

      May 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • abusedaddy
      abusedaddy

      Most registrars, including Go Daddy, automatically lock your domain

      May 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redball
      redball

      Is that an real-life gay couple with their child? Super cute and heartwarming!!

      May 5, 2011 at 1:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cliff
      Cliff

      this is so depressing, a white man with kneegrow and a kneegrow baby. that’s so wrong, and a disgrace.

      May 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cliff is a racist kkk ass
      cliff is a racist kkk ass

      @Cliff: Thanks for your white-trash, uneducated attempt at contributing to the conversation. Buh-bye!

      May 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cliff is a racist kkk ass
      cliff is a racist kkk ass

      Thanks for proving my point, yet again.

      May 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cliff
      Cliff

      @cliff is a racist kkk ass: no problem :).

      May 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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