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Do you believe that Down Syndrome adults should be able to marry?

Juli 2007/06/10 17:40:40
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I just read an article about a ranch in Texas called Down Home Ranch. It is a ranch for adults with Down Syndrome. There are two adults at the ranch that have become engaged. Should they marry? Should they be allowed to have children if they do?
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  • Cat 2007/06/10 20:10:47
    Yes
    Cat
    +4
    Damn Skippy, life is too short and too hard to go any time without happiness. The Downs People I know are the sweetest kindest most loving friends I have. SPREAD THE LOVE!!!

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  • Chris La 2012/11/08 22:56:08
    Yes
    Chris La
    They have the same drives as any adult, they just will never be really smart. As long as an adult who is intelligent checks on them, especialy when children enter the picture and keeps an eye on everything it should be ok.
  • Yes
    Dark Demonic™ ★ The Original SodaHead Guru ★
    But depending on the their mental level, they should each have a guardian that supports them and advises them. :o)
  • Ainsley Jo Phillips 2009/07/05 23:23:46
    Yes
    Ainsley Jo Phillips
    +1
    And they should be allowed to raise a family as well. Too often, we underestimate these special angels and their abilities.
  • rhee 2009/05/27 03:03:10
    Yes
    rhee
    +1
    Well if we are gonna give gays /lesbians the right to marry then lets be fair ...Equal rights for everyone..
  • Jazmine:) 2008/09/01 01:48:58 (edited)
    Yes
    Jazmine:)
    +1
    they're normal people not some alien life forms all they have is a harder time comprehending things and other things of that like.my brother is down syndrome and he can do things pretty well. anyways, most down syndrome people don't have well active sperm cells to even have babies.
  • Juli Jazmine:) 2008/09/01 02:40:20
    Juli
    Good information. Thank you.
  • chris 2008/02/13 18:14:19
    Yes
    chris
    If two people wanna screw up their life, why is it anyones buisness. They have the right to be as unhappy as the rest of us.haha
  • Deanna 2008/01/17 20:25:22
    Undecided
    Deanna
    +1
    That is a tough one. But love conquers all
  • punch 2008/01/17 16:13:59
    Yes
    punch
    +2
    Of course they should be allowed to marry!

    It might be difficult for them to conceive a child, but if they are high functioning and have a great support system why shouldn't they?They'd make great loving and patient parents. Down Syndrome people are amazing. They can do anything "normal" people do; they just do it at a different pace.
  • Juli punch 2008/01/17 18:17:10
    Juli
    +1
    If they were living on their own, do you think they should be allowed to have a child?
  • rhee Juli 2009/05/27 03:04:41
    rhee
    +1
    Yes why not?
  • Magzilla 2007/12/31 07:39:47
    Yes
    Magzilla
    +1
    It is okay if they want to get married but they should not be allowed to have children because they are not able to properly care for a child
  • rhee Magzilla 2009/05/27 03:05:30
    rhee
    So now we stereo downs people ?
  • Magzilla rhee 2009/05/30 22:19:29
  • rhee Magzilla 2009/06/02 23:38:09
    rhee
    +1
    Why should they not be allowed to have children? ...We say that gay /lesbians .should be allowed to !..Why not high functioning downs people to ?....Because the are not what society calls normal? ......interesting..
  • YankeeInMS 2007/12/26 17:46:57
    Undecided
    YankeeInMS
    +1
    There are degrees of handicaps. If the two can function in the world with little help from outside, I say yes let them marry. If they are severely handicapped, I will have to say no. I feel the same way about them having children.
  • rhee YankeeInMS 2009/05/27 03:06:34
    rhee
    +1
    I think they should experience all life has to offer..marriage ,children all of it ..If they are high functioning ..
  • marquise 2007/11/13 05:52:44
    Yes
    marquise
    +2
    they should be allowed to live their own lifes...just like everybody else does
  • NICKI70 2007/11/12 04:49:17
    Yes
    NICKI70
    +1
    yes I think alot of the adults who live in the group homes and have jobs can have a mature relationship. Most people with downs are very loving and need to be loved and touched and fell needed.
  • lucy 2007/10/25 19:09:49
    Yes
    lucy
    yes they are people to and have felings
  • illachick 2007/10/24 21:31:31
  • #1Misty 2007/09/25 03:41:16
    Yes
    #1Misty
    +1
    Isn't love grand?-I send them many wishes for a very happy wedded life.
  • shiela33 2007/09/13 21:42:25
  • Valkyries "In God We Trust" 2007/08/15 04:09:19
    Undecided
    Valkyries "In God We Trust"
    Marriage yes of course, as for having children probably not a good idea for many reasons. But that's just me.
  • John 2007/08/06 20:22:55
    Yes
    John
    +2
    Should a straight white male be allowed to marry a straight white woman or should he have his pecker cut off for thinking about it? PLEASE PEOPLE GET REAL! People have a right to get married TO ANY PERSON THEY WANT! The government is taking away too many of our rights and we are paying them to do it! WAKE UP AND STOP SUPPORTING DISCRIMINATORY IDIOTS!
  • Regulus [99 - INSHALLAH] 2007/08/06 13:46:55
    Undecided
    Regulus [99 - INSHALLAH]
    Maybe.
  • <--That guy 2007/07/13 13:38:22
    Yes
    <--That guy
    If that's what they want to do...
  • reminder 2007/06/16 07:00:50
    Yes
    reminder
    +1
    I don't have a problem with them marrying, but I don't believe they should have children. Healthy or not it will be a challenge for them. And a healthy child would have the task of caring for parents at a young age.
  • Arleen reminder 2007/09/15 06:54:35
    Arleen
    Juli they will have assistance taking care of children, parenting classes and such. What I have heard about Down syn. people who have kids is they are usually in assisted living--group home with caregiver. It depends on the individual. Its rare that they live beyond 45..I have not read anything recently so I could be off on their life expectancy. Civil liberties!!
  • Juli Arleen 2007/09/15 07:37:54
    Juli
    +1
    But...do you think it's fair to the child to have parents that can't really take care of them? It would be up to the government to take care of their children.
  • Arleen Juli 2007/09/15 07:58:44
    Arleen
    Their parents would love them and do the best they can for them. Down syn are very loving and special.I am sure the A.D.A. will have services for them. A great # of disabeled people are in the work force. The state will not break up a family they will give help to them. Remember they most likely have parents who are still living and sib.s who will pitch in. what would be the alternative?
  • Juli Arleen 2007/09/15 08:09:20
    Juli
    +1
    I don't usually think this way but in this case I think one of them should be taken care of so they don't have children. I know that sounds bad and I can't even believe that "I" am saying it but I just think it would be better.
  • Arleen Juli 2007/09/15 08:13:15
    Arleen
    That is not an option the ACLU and the ADA would be all over that. Do you know someone with downs?
  • Juli Arleen 2007/09/15 08:25:37
    Juli
    +1
    I have a friend who has a daughter that is Downs. They asre wonderful, warm people, I know. I just don't think they should have children. I think they should marry.
  • NICKI70 Juli 2007/11/12 04:52:47
    NICKI70
    I thin kit is up to the parent of the downs child to have that childs tubes tid or for a male a vasectomy and it is legal its just not some thing talked about. And its for no other reason than alot of downs girls have been taken atvantage of by males in there teenage years, I have heard stories like this alot..its sad but it does happen
  • rhee Juli 2009/05/27 03:10:44
    rhee
    DO you have children ?/ How would you have wanted someone to take care of you to stop you from haveing children if that is what you chose for your life ...That is a selfish statement because I think you are worried about your tax dollars ...
  • rhee Juli 2009/05/27 03:08:34
    rhee
    Its fair for a child to have loving parents thats what is fair ..
  • oy 2007/06/12 21:18:52 (edited)
    Yes
    oy
    +3
    As long as they have help raising the kids, I think it should be fine. People with Down are usually beyond sweet and caring, all they want is to be accepted, love and do the same in return (actually they'll do it regardless of it being returned!).
  • Danny 2007/06/11 20:24:56
    Yes
    Danny
    +1
    Why the heck not?? I've spent a lot of time working with Downs Syndrome adults....They are some of the happiest people I've ever met. The communities that they live in are generally very, very good natured. Let them marry! Let the gays marry, let EVERYONE marry :)
  • Danny Danny 2007/06/11 20:25:49
    Danny
    Children....I don't know about that one. Not sure if D.S. is genetic, but regardless, having two definitely incapable parents would be rough.

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