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Published: Thursday, March 21 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being."

Interesting they didnt say a child's health and well-being is the same regardless of whether they are raised by 2 heteroseuxal parents or 2 same sex parents.

Very interesting.

trueamerican
Huntsville, AL

Just goes to show you how far the gay agenda has gone. It is fully entrenched now. God has given people over to their base desires at all levels.

Contrarius
Lebanon, TN

@Chris B --

"nteresting they didnt say a child's health and well-being is the same regardless of whether they are raised by 2 heteroseuxal parents or 2 same sex parents."

Actually, they did. Specifically:

"The American Academy of Pediatrics' new policy, published online Thursday, cites research showing that the parents' sexual orientation has no effect on a child's development. Kids fare just as well in gay or straight families when they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable, the academy says."

The important factors here are stability and love -- factors which true conservatives should SUPPORT, not fight against.

I applaud the AAP, AMA, and other scientific and medical groups which are lending even more factual weight to the constitutional arguments supporting same-sex marriage. I can't wait for June!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@Contrarius,

"Kids fare just as well in gay or straight families when they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable, the academy says."

Unfortauntely for those who support homosexual parents, this is not usually the case.

From the often quoted Social Science Research:

"study found respondents whose mother had a same-sex relationship fared worse on 24 of the 40 tested outcomes, compared with children of an intact heterosexual couple"

Furthermore from the same study:

"Overall, less than 2 percent of all respondents who said their mother had a same-sex relationship reported living with their mom and her partner for all 18 years of their childhood."

2%!

Only one in FIFTY kids who had a mom in a lesbian relationship lived with both "parents" for the 18 years of their youth.

Those numbers are far from perfect in traditional mother and father relationship, but significantly better than one in FIFTY.

So your big qualifier of "WHEN they are nuturing and financially and emotionally stable" has been proven that usually the ARENT.

That's the problem.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Mother nature's opnion is that two homosexuals should never be parents.

I'm with mother nature.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

@Contrarius,

Let me be clear. Your qualifier as quoted is "Kids fare just as well in gay or straight families when they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable, the academy says."

But its that big "WHEN" that is in question.

For example, I could say "Women are physically stronger than men WHEN those women lift weights 20 hours each week and the men don't lift weights"

But rarely does a woman do that.

So lets' look at REALITY now, as opposed to a hypothetical "WHEN" situation:

AS quoted in a recent Social Science Research Scientific study:

Again - this is REALITY, not a hypothetical "WHEN":

"Fourteen percent of kids of a lesbian mom spent time in foster care at some point, compared with 2 percent of the rest of the children studied."

More reality:

"About half of children of an intact biological family said they were employed full-time, compared with 26 percent of those born to a lesbian mother."

More reality:

"Focusing on the larger sample, the study found respondents whose mother had a same-sex relationship fared worse on 24 of the 40 tested outcomes, compared with children of an intact heterosexual couple. "

Reality.

Contrarius
Lebanon, TN

@Chris B --

"study found respondents whose mother had a same-sex relationship fared worse on 24 of the 40 tested outcomes, compared with children of an intact heterosexual couple."

That study was a joke. It compared kids raised by a gay or lesbian parent -- **usually in homes with single or divorced parents** -- with **stable married** straight homes. Naturally, the kids raised in the stable homes did better. That has nothing to do with sexual orientation, and everything to do with stability.

"Overall, less than 2 percent of all respondents who said their mother had a same-sex relationship reported living with their mom and her partner for all 18 years of their childhood."

Right.

There are at least two huge reasons for this finding:

1. **Same sex marriage is not universally recognized**. Marriage encourages stable relationships.

2. **Society stigmatizes same sex relationships**. Because of that stigma, many LGBT people try to "play it straight" at first -- get married, have kids, and so on -- until they can't stand it any longer. Then the marriage breaks up, and the kids end up suffering.

If you value stable families, you should ENCOURAGE same sex marriages and STOP stigmatizing gay relationships.

EDM
Castle Valley, Utah

Thank you for the obvious: Stable homes are better environments for raising kids. Now let's help stability by allowing gay marriage.

Contrarius
Lebanon, TN

@EDM --

I'm with ya. :-)

I just don't understand people who call themselves pro-family but anti-gay marriage. They keep telling us how important family stability is -- but then they want to keep gay people from having the tools they need to **create** that stability. How does that make any sense?

True conservatives and all true family supporters should be fighting FOR gay marriages, not against them.

Colorado just enacted civil unions for gay people. One of the Republican conservatives who voted FOR these civil unions, Mario Nicolais, said himself that gay civil unions would strengthen families, spread equality, and be good for both the state's image and its residents.

And he's not the only conservative who recognizes these benefits. All those Republicans who signed the amicus brief in favor of gay marriage said some of the same things, and so did Rob Portman when he changed his public stance. Heck, even Clint Eastwood -- who spoke at the Republican Convention -- is in favor of gay marriage.

Gay marriage IS good for families and children.

The tide is changing.

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