@ Chris B.: That study found no significant difference between divorced
heterosexual parents and divorced homosexual parents and had no comparison at
all between married homosexual parents and married heterosexual parents.The author of the study admitted - in the study - that it had many
shortcomings and should not be used when determining if same-sex couples should
be allowed to raise children.@ banderson: When a woman chooses not
to abort a fetus, but does not want to raise the resulting child, what options
should she - and the child - have? By making adoption easier and more
supported, we reduce the likelihood of abortion. When adoption is more
difficult or limited, it raises the chances of abortion.
Chris B: "Remember that recent study from the Social Science Research that
concluded there are significant problems with homosexuals raising
children:"Try these for comparison...Biblarz, TJ and J
Stacey. 2010. How Does the Gender of Parents Matter? J Marriage Fam
72(1):3-22Stacey, J and TJ Biblarz. 2001. (How) Does the Sexual
Orientation of Parents Matter? Amer. Soc. Rev. 66(April):159-183I
presume that you are referring to the 2012 Regnerus study, that has been widely
discussed and criticized (I won't say discredited, but where there's
smoke...).As Ilana Yurkiewicz blogged at Scientific American, the
problem arises with translating the Regnerus study into policy. Even if you
accept its methodologies, data, and conclusions as 100% valid, it is useless as
a policymaking tool without many other studies looking at other family types.
So what if gays produce poorer outcomes than stable hetero two-parent families?
Are they better outcomes than single-parent families? African-American parents?
Indigent families? Substance-abusing parents? Agnostic parents? Teen parents?
All of these people are allowed to marry and have children. The trouble with
arguing that "gay parents aren't optimal" is that very few parents
of any stripe are.
Dear Chris B.We have going for years over the same arguments. You
want statisticsplease refer to the many quoted by Pagan on this subject. I will not give you numbers, But, above I shared with you a reality, my
own reality and actually the same reality that is shared by "all" the
homosexuals couples with children I know.May be is the water in the
Truly amazing, in a world without regard to the most vulverable among us, the
aborted child, we still herald as a great achievement that which defies God, as
well as common sense. Governments, however, in the deepest quagmire of its
musings, must be trying to figure out how to improve economic realities with the
reality that gay marraige imposes--no children, no growth, and fewer jobs. The
dramatic irony is watching the futility and purpose with such heralds, all in an
attempt to find the very thing gays yearn for, belonging, family, and love.
@baccus,Unfortunately for you, they are not just my statements.Try and refute the reseach if you want.
Chris B.Here you go again....Most studies do not agree with
your statements.My personal experience is that many years ago my
partner and I adopted a girl who now is an intelligent, vibrant young lady. She
has many friends and young suitors, she loves children and is geting ready to go
to college to pursuit Medicine and Pediatrics. By the way, she is heterosexual.
Remember that recent study from the Social Science Research that concluded there
are significant problems with homosexuals raising children:"Among other things, they reported lower income levels, poorer mental and
physical health and more troubled current romantic relationships. The study
found 25 differences across 40 measures."
I know this will sound horrible to those who disagree with equating
homosexuality and race discrimination as one and the same.However,
to think that Germany under Nazi authority send Jews, Gypsies and Homosexuals to
concentration camps and the gas chamber for considering them non-acceptable in
society.To see Germany evolving to the stage of allowing civil Unions and
Moving toward full acceptance under the law for adoptions, is extremely