A lesbian couple in Utah were recently victims of blatant discrimination when they were told by a juvenile court judge that he believed they were unfit parents due to their same sex marriage.
The Judge, Scott Johansen, ordered that the couple surrender the child they had fostered for three months due to research he claimed to have found which said that children did better when raised by heterosexual parents. Research that is of course a complete crock due to a lack of numbers on homosexual marriage and child-rearing.
“We’ve been told to care for this child like a mother would, and I am her mother, I mean that’s who she knows,” said Hoagland, one of the foster parents. “And she’s just going to be taken away in seven days, to another probably good, loving home, but it’s just, it’s not fair, and it’s not right and it just hurts me really badly.”
The Governor of Utah issued a statement saying that the Judge had not made the correct call but he did not call for a repeal of the ruling. The division of child and family services claim that officials are searching for ways to challenge the ruling. In the meantime, a couple of loving parents who chose to bring a needy child to their home must prepare to say goodbye to an innocent baby who is being ripped away from the only home she knows.
Punishment for this blatant violation of rights should be swift and hard.
Read more about it at The Guardian “Utah governor condemns judge’s order to take baby from lesbian foster parents.”