two opposite-gender parents are highly overrated, i think. two straight parents can do an absolutely terrible job of raising a child if both are bad parents, while even one parent can do a wonderful job if they're a good parent. that means two same-sex parents can do perfectly well. *you* may have had a good mother, and not want others to be deprived of the care you received from her, but the same is not true of all children with mothers. another child may grow up with two fathers, one of which provided care equal to the care you received from your mother, and that child may not want anyone else to be deprived of his father; what's important is how good of a parent the Person is, how patient and stable they are, etc., and not their sex.
· 8 years ago