Now this is how you respond to right wing lunacy. Remember my rant about the hateful and bigoted HB 515? Well, Bob Hagan has just put out a call for co-sponsors of a similar bill, which would ban Republicans from adopting. You heard me right: Ban Republicans from adopting! Precise opposite of my thought on requiring them to, but you are gonna love this (via Openers – Sandy Theis):

Citing ?credible research” showing that children raised by Republican parents are more likely to be intolerant and egotistical, state Sen. Bob Hagan has sent out a request for co-sponsors of a bill to ban registered Republicans from adopting children or acting as foster parents.

Hagan’s spoof follows a GOP-drafted bill ? which is not a spoof ? to ban gays and lesbians from adopting or serving as foster parents.

In a memo to his Senate colleagues, the Youngstown Democrat notes that Republican-raised children tend to be ?significantly wealthier than their Democrat-raised counterparts,?? but contends the same children are ?more at risk for developing emotional problems, social stigmas, inflated egos, an alarming lack of tolerance for others they deem different than themselves and an air of overconfidence to mask their insecurities.??

It appears, however, that the gay adoption ban is dead on arrival. House Speaker Jon Husted, a Dayton-area Republican and an adoptee himself, views the bill as divisive and said he wants lawmakers to focus on more productive matters, such as improving Ohio?s economy.

Ohio has more than 3,000 kids on adoption waiting lists.

Bob, would you give Sherrod a call please?

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  • Let’s be honest here: both these bills are banning the same people.

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