I have about a hundred things to talk about, but this came up and I have to talk about it first.
This is a link to a story about Indiana legislation (make sure to click on the link to the pdf of the actual amendments to the actual laws. Pay attention to pages 5 and 6). This Indiana legistlation is trying to make it so that those people trying to conceive a child outside of the usual way (meaning, they have to undergo various fertility treatments: IVF, artificial insemination, surrogacy, etc) must be married. People who want to bear children (or enter into an agreement in which another woman carries and bears the child for the intended parents), must be married. They can't be long-term-relationship-commitment heterosexuals, they can't be single women, and they sure as heck can't be gay.
Is that goose-stepping I hear? I'm serious. I hear it.
They're trying to make it sound like this is okay, that doing a background check and application process is normal in adoption situations so clearly it applies to assisted reproduction. That this is for the better well-being of the children. That it's okay to restrict parenthood only to those women and men who are in a state- and church-sanctioned marriage. Ugh, this makes me want to vomit all over the place.
http://www.in.gov/S32/ Here is the Indiana state senator who is backing this bill. She has two phone numbers. Use them as you see fit.