To all those people who say children do better when raised in families with a mother and father...

  • calibro

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    Jun 07, 2010 10:38 PM GMT


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37553783/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/
  • tazzari

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    Jun 07, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Ideally, kids might do better with two caregivers, but it's so glaringly obvious that gay couples can do just as good a job as straights that one wonders why the question is even asked.

    As a long-time teacher and coach, I have seen so many really, really bad parents that I almost wonder if straight couples can raise kids at all...
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    Jun 08, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    I love the way a lot a lesbians think they can replace the absent father, yet a lot of men know the value of a women in their child's life. If I was to bring a child up on my own, there would be female influences in their lives,
  • TCharest

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    Jun 08, 2010 11:48 AM GMT
    Pattison saidI love the way a lot a lesbians think they can replace the absent father, yet a lot of men know the value of a women in their child's life. If I was to bring a child up on my own, there would be female influences in their lives,


    I think lesbians understand the need for a man's influence in kids lives as well, it's just that in most lesbian couples there is a male influence present already icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    What about two gay dads?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 08, 2010 12:02 PM GMT
    Glad to read this kind of article.... I'm sure the right wing education folks would take issue no doubt.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jun 08, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    Wendy Wright, president of the Concerned Women for America, a group that supports biblical values, questioned the legitimacy of the findings from a study funded by gay advocacy groups.
    "That proves the prejudice and bias of the study," she said. "This study was clearly designed to come out with one outcome -- to attempt to sway people that children are not detrimentally affected in a homosexual household."

    That's from Joe.My.God's blog article here http://joemygod.blogspot.com/search/label/PhoboQuotable
  • vintovka

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    Jun 08, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    Pattison saidI love the way a lot a lesbians think they can replace the absent father, yet a lot of men know the value of a women in their child's life. If I was to bring a child up on my own, there would be female influences in their lives,



    I get calls all the time for input from lesbian friends who want my input on male-specific issues and they also make an effort to involve other men in their childrens' lives.

    The real problem with this type of study is that it relies (from what I can tell) on self reported data. Asking lesbian couples about their kid's behavior, when most lesbians would be aware of the scrutiny that they're under, would naturally tend to bias the responses positively.

    That said, i think the article makes a reasonable point that we can't necessarily separate the effect of same sex couple parenting from the effects of the stigma attached to those families. All studies are flawed nd should be viewed as offering insight, but not definitive answers.
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    Jun 08, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    Haha, I guess you could say for many same-sex couples, it's true that they have the opportunity to plan parenthood much more carefully than heterosexual couples. I mean, how many kids technically are accidents among hetero couples? A great deal I imagine.