Be it their own child conceived in a straight relationship, a child conceived with the help of a donor or surrogate, fostered children, or adopted children? What do you think about gay couples parenting? Do you have any concerns? What are these concerns? What are your reasons for this?
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AMEN to THAT!
Thanks for your answer - and I'm certain many would agree.
Thank you for pointing out something that seems not to be obvious to so many people: Heterosexuals can and do often make very bad parents.
Being a heterosexual is not THE key to parenting. Being a secure and loving human being is.
Thanks for your answer.
And there is NOT ONE SHRED of scientific evidence to support any of the contentions that same-sex parenting has any detrimental effect on kids. In fact, the evidence is pointing in the opposite direction suggesting it may be advantageous to kids.
THANK YOU, this is the 21st century and the same sex issue should be a moot one;however there are atavistic people among us who have an ISSUE with this subject. Sad indeed!
Thanks Aime F for your answer. I'm of a similar mind, I just am curious as to how people view this, and why...so thanks for sharing your view.
Jonny - Thanks for your answer - I am aware of the basis of many of the answers from religious people etc. I am curious (and writing a hub on it) as to what people think of SS couples rearing children for a very personal reason...
Then, JL, I wish you every success, courage to keep going and lots of support from people who mean so much to you in your life.
Thanks for your answer. I ask of you also, as I have of others - what about family members, friends of the opp gender who have a lot to do with family and the child/ren? Or are you saying that ss couples exist in a bubble of 'gay"? Just clarifying
While your statement is not true (that a woman cannot teach a boy to be a man or a man teach a girl to be "girly"---but I will say a woman), what would you suggest for all single parents---including heterosexual single parents?
But surely they can teach a child to be a good person? What do gender roles really matter, anyway? What does it even mean to be a "man" or to be "girly"? My mom has been around my whole life & I'm not what you'd call "girly".
85% of what needs to be taught, can be taught regardless of gender, however there are things that cant be. I am a single parent, and had my daughter when she reached puberty(went thru her first menstrual cycle) and it was not easy
Alpha - thank you for that clarification, and your comment re: your daughter and puberty. Did you seek the assistance/support from female friends and family members in this time?
Yes, I had no choice & thank God I did.....At some point every child will need a positive role model/parent figure of the opposite sex
IThanks Alpha. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts behind your opinion. Thanks
Very true! Thanks for your answer
And the legitimate data shows---and its scientific and replicated, that what kids need are secure and loving environments not one male parent and one female parent.
The sexual orientation of the parents, as you note, is not the problem.
Thanks for your answer.
Thanks for your answer. I would like to clear up one thing for myself in your answer - what about other family members, close friends of the opposite gender?
Are you presuming that masculinity is found only in males; femininity found only in females?
Are you presuming that children of same-sex couples have no contact with people of the opposite sex at home/in families, at school, in society?
"....every child needs a mother and a father." I had both. They loved each other for 61 years of marriage. A same-gender couple can love each other and parent children just as well, especial when given community support, not condemnation.
I wasn't asking about same sex marriage - I was asking about bringing up a child - wedlock or not. I already have a hub on the effect of same sex marriage (on yrs or anyone's marriage) and on teens raised in SS families. Thanks for your answer.
jlpark, and how does the information I provided not answer your question? did you even read the article?
It goes on about being born out of marriage isn't good for a child...yet is making out marriage for same sex couples will cause this more - not what it does to the child. What are YOUR own views? What about those SS marriages that have children?
If marriage is about having children then shouldn't there be some sort of provision that you MUST have kids after being married? Wouldn't a married same sex couple with kids then be more "legitimate" than a married heterosexual couple without?
Any comment that references "townhall.com" suggests to me a decidedly anti-gay sentiment.
What is best for kids is that (a) bigots disappear and (b) that they are raised in secure and loving homes regardless of the sexual orientation of the parents.
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