Ohio State Senator
Fires Back at Proposed
Gay Adoption Ban
By Kris Hinesley,
gayalliance.org from the web, February 27, 2006
This memo was emailed from Senator
Robert Hagan to his Ohio State Senate colleagues on Fri, Feb. 24, 2006.
The source for this posting is topix.net, dated Saturday, Februay 24, 2006.
Memo from Robert Hagan to Ohio State
To: All Senate Members
From: Senator Robert Hagan
Re: Co-Sponsorship Request
Date: February 22, 2006
I intend 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. Policymakers in Columbus have ignored this growing threat to our
communities for far too long. My legislation is modeled after a bill
recently introduced in the Ohio House by Rep. Ron Hood (R-Ashville via
Carrollton), which would prohibit homosexual, bisexual and transgender people
from adopting children. It is unclear at this point whether Rep. Hood
supports my legislation, though I remain hopeful.
Credible research exists that strongly suggests that adopted children raised in
Republican households, though significantly wealthier than their Democrat-raised
counterparts, are more at risk for developing emotional problems, social
stigmas, inflated egos, an alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem
different than themselves, and an air of overconfidence to mask their
In addition, I have spoken to many adopted children raised in Republican
households who have admitted that, "Well, it's just plain boring most of the
time." In fact, one adopted child raised in a fiercely partisan Republican
household in suburban Cincinnati described his upbringing as "18 years of
hellish terror." "A nightmare I haven't yet awoken from," said a
25-year-old Republican adoptee that chose to remain nameless.
If you are interested in co-sponsoring this legislation, please feel free to
contact my office.
Last Updated (Monday 27 February 27, 2006)