Τετάρτη, 15 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Adoption by homosexual couples in Greece? The conservative reaction

The Greek government does not miss a chance to prove its conservatism. Unwilling to face family as an ever changing institution, chosen by people to pursue their own happiness, the Greek government has not established the legal framework which would make adoption by same sex couples possible.

Its conservatism deters the government from facing reality: according to Greek law adoption by a single person is allowed. Individuals are not asked what their sexual preferences are, when they apply for becoming mother or father of an adopted child. The presented as “single” parent may be a homosexual willing to raise the child with their mate. As a result, the government's effort to maintain a traditional form of family, not suitable for all, results in having new forms of family, despite chosen by the individuals, out of the scope of law.


In other words, conservatives' effort to provoke traditional family leads to having new forms of family treated in an unequal way. The problem's cause is conservatives' unwillingness to face the new which individuals created, proving right Hayek's view that “by refusing to face the facts the conservative only weakens his own position”.

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