Lesbian Moms a Growing U.S. Phenomenon

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    reuters article

    "I love my lesbian moms," read a hand-lettered sign a teen-ager held up recently to motorists passing a county building in Portland, Oregon, where gay couples lined up to get marriage licenses.

    According to the Family Pride Coalition, a national advocacy group for gay and lesbian families, some 9 million children in America have at least one gay parent and one in five lesbian coupled households include a child under 18.

    Studies show lesbian parents are doing a good job. "Absolutely, these kids do fine," said Dr. Nanette Gartrell, a psychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, who is in the 18th year of a study on lesbian families created by donor insemination.

    Sometimes the children themselves put the whole controversy in perspective. Gelnaw said her son Zack decided on his own to stop giving interviews by the age of 12.

    "Time magazine wanted to talk with him. He usually enjoyed doing the interviews, but we discussed it and he said 'No, I don't want to do it. I'm just a kid with parents, there is nothing to talk about."'
     
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    kinda surprised you posted this
     
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    what, me? :p:
     
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    Homosexuals, especially lesbians, have higher rates of domestic violence than do heterosexual couples. Susan Holt, coordinator of the domestic violence unit of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, said in 1996 that "domestic violence is the third largest health problem facing the gay and lesbian community today and trails only behind AIDS and substance abuse... in terms of sheer numbers and lethality."

    A national US survey of married couples found the average rate of domestic violence was less than 5% per year. Unmarried, cohabiting heterosexuals reported higher rates of violence - about 20-25% per year. In contrast, interviews of women involved in a "committed, cohabiting lesbian relationship" for the past six months found that about 43% of the relationships had been violent
    http://www.family.org.au/journal/2001/j20010728.html
     
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    I would attribute the low number of married couple violence due to non-reporting or fear of retribution by the partner. Thats my experience anyway.
     
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    Can we say :poke:
     
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    The number of heterosexual domestic violence cases will now unfortunately go on the rise for the simple fact that my POS ex husband is trolling for **ss* again. (yes I know Im crude - but at least Im honest)
     
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    sure can, see? :poke: :p:
     
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    Well, thanks for sharing your experience, but you should not let KL get away with that, you need to report it.
     
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