Are Same-Sex Couples Better Parents?

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    By Lisa Belkin

    "“These children do just fine,” says Abbie E. Goldberg, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at Clark University, who concedes there are some who will continue to believe that gay parents are a danger to their children, in spite of a growing web of psychological and sociological evidence to the contrary. Her new book, “Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children,” is an analysis of more than 100 academic studies, most looking at groups of 30 to 150 subjects, and primarily on lesbian mothers, though of late there is a spike in research about gay fathers.

    In most ways, the accumulated research shows, children of same-sex parents are not markedly different from those of heterosexual parents. They show no increased incidence of psychiatric disorders, are just as popular at school and have just as many friends. While girls raised by lesbian mothers seem slightly more likely to have more sexual partners, and boys slightly more likely to have fewer, than those raised by heterosexual mothers, neither sex is more likely to suffer from gender confusion nor to identify themselves as gay."

    Are Same-Sex Couples Better Parents? - Motherlode Blog - NYTimes.com

    What's good for kids?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/magazine/08fob-wwln-t.html?_r=1
     
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    Better?

    No.
     
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    No. Nor are they natural parents.
     
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    You have shifted decidedly in your views.
     
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    Comment #79 was especially poignant, funny and true:

     
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    Better? I suspect they are just like any other parent, they have their good days and their bad days and simply pray that the good outweighs the bad. At least we can say with a fair degree of certainty that the children of these couples, as are those of hetero couples who adopt, are wanted. That's good enough for me.
     
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    How odd that every study I've ever seen show that the children of openly homosexual parents do have more problems, do need counseling more often, and have trouble making friends in school.

    Go figure.
     
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    wierd because the friend I have you have same sex parents are very well adjusted and never had problems. My one guy friend ended up to be great guy, great dad, and treats his girlfriend great. His mom's are awesome!
     
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    Read the links in my post (second one) above. Interesting stuff.
     

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