Thursday, February 22, 2007

Now Drozda's Trying To Ban Gay Parent Adoptions

The intensity and mean-spiritidness of the assault on Indiana's GLBT community has never been higher than the level it's reaching during the 2007 legislative session. The Indiana Senate under the leadership of Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) is proving to be quite the breeding ground for hate and discrimination against GLBTs. The passage of SJR-7 isn't enough for these folks. Sen. Jeff Drozda filed an amendment to an adoption reform bill, SB 199 yesterday which would prohibit gays and lesbians from adopting children in the State of Indiana, or as his amendment reads: "A court may not grant an adoption if the petitioner is a homosexual."

You may recall Drozda pledged last year after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that Indiana's Adoption Act does not prohibit either a gay person individually or a same-sex couple from adopting a child in Indiana to introduce legislation to overturn the court ruling. Drozda did not introduce a bill in this session, but he's trying to sneak into a much-needed bill to reform Indiana's adoption laws. This is about hate and discrimination pure and simple. You must speak up and stop these folks. These religious right zealots will stop at nothing to relegate Indiana's gay and lesbians citizens to permanent, second class status.

4 comments:

Jeff Newman said...

Drozda is the worst of the worst in our embarrassment of a General Assembly. He makes Brian Bosma look like Michael Moore.

I hope someone is recruiting a primary challenger for this mean-spirited prick.

Anonymous said...

This is reason No. 5, in the last week, why we cannot and should not ever have given Pat Bauer a pass past September, at least not without a fight. The spillage is uncontrollable and wide-reaching.

Left unchecked, these crazies are not finished with legislation. They are emboldened by the pending House floor vote which, frankly, gives them a true shot at ballot position in a year, for the first time since this insane Amendment debate started. We are starting to look like the little Dutch boy who can't plug all the holes in the dike.

Jay said...

Drozda sounds amazingly like a militant terrorist sympathizer. Birds of a feather, you know...

Greentown lurker said...

Drozda- Another closet case.