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Majority Of Americans Favor Same-Sex Adoption, Gallup Poll Finds

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The majority of Americans say they support the right to adopt by same-sex couples, according to a groundbreaking new poll.

The Gallup survey found that 63 percent of Americans say that same-sex parents should legally be able to adopt children, which is higher than that 55 percent that say they support same-sex marriage.

"In general, adults in the U.S. continue to be more supportive of same-sex parenting than legal recognition of same-sex relationships or comfortableness with same-sex sexual behavior," Gary Gates of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law said in a statement. "Laws in the U.S. have reflected this pattern in public support."

Gates went on to note, "Many states in the U.S. that have not formally repealed sodomy laws, despite the U.S. Supreme Court declaring such statutes unconstitutional, and that do not recognize marriage for same-sex couples include jurisdictions that allow same-sex couples to adopt children."

The results come after a recent study that found the brain activity of gay fathers resembles that of both new mothers and fathers, complicating traditional understandings of parenting.

Head here to read more about the report.

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