In an obvious effort to prevent gays from adopting children in Louisiana, State Representative Jonathan W. Perry sponsored bill HR-60 to prevent all unmarried couples from adopting childern in Louisiana. Unfortunately, he seems ignorant of the facts related to adoption by gay parents. When it come to adoption by gay parents, according to writer Dan Savage, a gay parent, "it's a choice between the 500,000 foster kids in the United States having parents or not having parents. Period."
Jennifer Chrisler of the Family Equality Council has written an article which illustrates just how ignorant Perry is about the issue:
"According to UCLA's Williams Institute, there are one million LGBT parents raising approximately two million kids. And those children are doing just fine.....a judge in conservative Arkansas ruled in favor of gay couples adopting. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza noted in his opinion that is it not in the state's interest -- nor in the best interest of children -- to exclude an entire group of people from becoming parents. This is what the child welfare experts have been saying for 30 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, Child Welfare League of America and the National Adoption Center agree gay and lesbian couples are eminently qualified to be parents."