Monday, November 16, 2009

The Kids Are Alright

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For all the traditional marriage advocates' hysterical shrieking about The Children, it turns out the children of gay couples end up the same as the children of hetero couples. Much ado about nothing, as usual.

In most ways, the accumulated research shows, children of same-sex parents are not markedly different from those of heterosexual parents. They show no increased incidence of psychiatric disorders, are just as popular at school and have just as many friends. While girls raised by lesbian mothers seem slightly more likely to have more sexual partners, and boys slightly more likely to have fewer, than those raised by heterosexual mothers, neither sex is more likely to suffer from gender confusion nor to identify themselves as gay.

Reality: infinity, Traditional Marriage Advocates: 0


  1. but PF, if we start allowing gay people to marry, then I will have no choice but to marry my fish! That is science, and science is absolute. Prove me wrong.

  2. My favorite part of this article: "There are data that show, for instance, that daughters of lesbian mothers are more likely to aspire to professions that are traditionally considered male, like doctors or lawyers — 52 percent in one study said that was their goal..." That's just bloody awesome.

  3. Yes, PF, but have they stopped to consider the irreparable damage being raised by gays does to the child's SOUL?

    I mean, it's like they've already got a foot in hell from the start - think of the children! Reject the worldly information and revel in your ignorance and hatred, God commands it of you!

    Can I get an Amen!?

  4. Can I get an Amen!?

    Hallelujah, preacher!

  5. While girls raised by lesbian mothers seem slightly more likely to have more sexual partners, and boys slightly more likely to have fewer, than those raised by heterosexual mothers

    That's really interesting. For the male children of lesbians, is it because they are taught to respect women more? Or are they sick of being around women, lol?

    I guess you can't really say, it's all generalising

  6. i have heard it said [by people at OSU who are working on similar studies, but have not published yet. they've still got at least another 18 months of data collection, so...] that the daughters of gay men are more likely to consider themselves "equal" to boys, more likely to participate in class and sports, and more likely to resist sexual peer pressure.
    but the same study apparantly shows that the sons of gay men [it's probably important to note that this is measuring openly gay men's families; they aren't looking at people who are closeted, at least not knowingly] are more likely to have "issues" about their masculinity, and are more apt to act out extremes of masculinity. one of the students working on it is a friend of a friend sort of deal, and he was "horrified" at what "those poor boys" went thru, because they were "always treated as if they were gay, and were forever having to "prove" that they were not gay".

    i am not involved with the study.
    and if i were, *that* jackass would be kicked off the team - from what i can tell, he is basing his ENTIRE opinion off of ONE boy who was tried for rape, at age 16, and [sucessfully! WTF! he was given some community service!] used as his defense "i needed to prove to the guys that i wasn't a fag".

    how are we ever going to get honest results? it seems to be an impossible task, everyone has preconceptions, and if a scientist tries to take a neutral [scientific!] stance, the media and the far-right set brands the scientists and the study as "lefty activists with lefty propoganda".


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