Sexual orientation of parents does affect their children

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    Another strike against gay adoptions and homosexual parenting:

    Psychol Rep. 2008 Aug;103(1):275-304.

    Re-evaluation of the "no differences" hypothesis concerning gay and lesbian parenting as assessed in eight early (1979-1986) and four later (1997-1998) dissertations.

    Schumm WR.

    Academic and policy effects of eight early dissertations on gay and lesbian parenting are discussed with a focus on their having been cited at least 234 times in over 50 literature reviews, beginning with Gottman in 1989 and 1990. Most literature reviews, referencing these eight early dissertations and agreeing with Gottman's early conclusions, have reiterated the theme that parenting by gay men or lesbians has outcomes no different than parenting by heterosexual parents. Here it is proposed that certain potential adverse findings may have been obscured by suppressor effects which could have been evaluated had multivariate analyses been implemented. Further, several adverse findings were detected by reanalyzing data where sufficient information was yet available. Some of the dissertations' results (absent controls for social desirability and other differences between homosexual and heterosexual parents) supported the 2001 "no differences" hypothesis discussed by Stacey and Biblarz. Yet, differences were also observed, including some evidence in more recent dissertations, suggesting that parental sexual orientation might be associated with children's later sexual orientation and adult attachment style, among other outcomes. Odds ratios associated with some of the apparent effects were substantial in magnitude as well as statistically significant. Also, more recent research on gay and lesbian parenting continues to be flawed by many of the same limitations as previous research in this area of study, including overlooked suppressor effects.

    Re-evaluation of the "no differences" hypothesis c...[Psychol Rep. 2008] - PubMed Result
     
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    blah blah blah blah blah blahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh give me a freakin break! I think you should replace the blah blah blah with blah blah !(threw up in her mouth)
     
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    WTH? This is a bonafide scientific study, what's your problem?
     
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    All the above tells us is that there are differences in outcomes without telling us what they are.
     
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    What it tells Mr. Bass is that gay adoptions shouldn't be allowed.
     
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    Assuming you have not managed to find and interrogate the data behind those dozen lines of text (in which case, link please), how have you managed to weave a handful of may have's, could have's and might be's into a 'Ban Gay Adoptions' t-shirt?

    C'mon, were you wearing that tee already? Were ya? Were ya? :doubt:
     
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    Data suggesting that gay adoptions have no effect on the "sexual orientation" on the children in such adoptions shouldn't be taken at face value as all true. Since it isn't gay adoptions should be halted and banned.
     
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    Allowing homos to adopt children is the worst form of child abuse!!
     
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    Children should be placed in a "traditional" family -- mother, father... To do otherwise would be unfair to the children.
     
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    Agreed. Placing them in gay homes simply because of a lack of adoptions is inexcusable and a detriment to those children.
     

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