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Are Gay Parents Worse Parents?

Willis8 Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 12:03 PM
Topeka, I don't think I like you but I do think that the observations above are reasonable. Growing up gay for some can be a difficult experience (because of obvious hate and prejudice) and that is one of the things that damage adults. (Gays don't have a franchise on difficult childhoods, however.) So I do happen to agree that the proportion of bad behaiviour of any kind could be elevate in gays. Which doesn't justify CAUSING it by continuing societal homophobia.

As the nation debates whether to institutionalize same-sex marriage, social scientists have been weighing in -- often with a heavy hand. As Mark Regnerus, author of a new study examining outcomes for children in a variety of home environments, notes social science regarding gay and lesbian parenting has swung from "presents challenges," to "no difference" to "superior" in the space of one decade. The American Psychological Association declared flatly in 2005 that, "Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents." That prompted skepticism from...