Debate is expected to begin in the NSW Parliament as early as next week on a bill which would allow same-sex couples to adopt children – thereby denying them the right to both a mother and a father.

If you live in NSW and haven’t already done so, please go to www.kidsrightscount.org.au and fire off an email to your local MP and Upper House representatives urging them to oppose the legislation. Please also encourage your friends and family to do the same.

In June Independent MP Clover Moore introduced the Adoption Amendment (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2010 into Parliament, with the NSW Government then deciding to allow debate on the bill and both Labor and the Coalition choosing to give MPs a conscience vote. NSW Parliament resumes next Tuesday (August 31) and it is extremely important that Christians make their voice heard on this issue.

Already more than 8,000 emails have been sent to politicians from Christians opposed to the legislation through the ACL’s Kids’ Rights Count campaign, but it is vital that we keep our concerns at the forefront of politicians’ minds through many more people joining in the campaign.

The Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby have rallied their supporters and are putting pressure on MPs to support the bill.

Please remind your political representatives that the NSW Parliament has a duty to act in the best interests of the child and ensure that children who are adopted out are not denied the opportunity to benefit from the love and role modelling of both a mother and a father.