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The fact remains that in order for there to be a child born it requires sperm and an egg. You can not get both from the same gender for a reason. Men do not produce eggs and women do not produce sperm.
The scientific research that has directly compared outcomes for children with gay and lesbian parents with outcomes for children with heterosexual parents has been consistent in showing that lesbian and gay parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as children reared by heterosexual parents, despite the reality that considerable legal discrimination and inequity remain significant challenges for these families. Major associations of mental health professionals in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, have not identified credible empirical research that suggests otherwise
Considering the number of dysfunctional heterosexual couples in the world to day I don't think it is necessarily worse that their parents would be gay. As long as a child receives the love and support they need they will thrive.
Since the 1970s, it has become increasingly clear that it is family processes (such as the quality of parenting, the psychosocial well-being of parents, the quality of and satisfaction with relationships within the family, and the level of co-operation and harmony between parents) that contribute to determining children's well-being and outcomes, rather than family structures, per se, such as the number, gender, sexuality and co-habitation status of parents. Since the end of the 1980s, as a result, it has been well established that children and adolescents can adjust just as well in non-traditional settings as in traditional settings
And, I'm aware of some evidently reasonably well done studies that document that a significantly higher percentage of boys from gay parents turn out gay than from heterosexual parents regardless of the wails to the contrary from the gay political establishment etc. etc. etc.
Relatively few studies have directly examined gay fathers, but those that exist find that gay men are similarly fit and able parents, as compared to heterosexual men. Available empirical data do not provide a basis for assuming gay men are unsuited for parenthood. If gay parents were inherently unfit, even small studies with convenience samples would readily detect it. This has not been the case. Being raised by a single father does not appear to inherently disadvantage children's psychological well-being more than being raised by a single mother. Homosexuality does not constitute a pathology or deficit, and there is no theoretical reason to expect gay fathers to cause harm to their children. Thus, although more research is needed, available data place the burden of empirical proof on those who argue that having a gay father is harmful.
originally posted by: thomadom
Your definition of normal is a direct result of your experiences and the environment you grew up in, to deny someone their version of normal in inhumane.
Also gay parents aren't the ones who fail their children or worse abuse/abandon them and deny them a family. That would be the straight parents.
So the way i see it, gay people are serving society by picking up their slack.
All that is fairly well known common knowledge among the well read and fair-minded researchers and readers.
Evidently you are skipping over the part where I noted that well ordered, loving, responsible gay parents would likely rear kids that were much BETTER OFF than heterosexual couples full of dysfunction, alcoholism, workaholism etc. etc. etc.
And while I think that most gay relationships are far too unstable and temporary to parent well even a dog or a cat--some are different.
Watch 200 gay themed movies and then tell me otherwise, BTW.
I just don't observe more than a tiny fraction of gay relationships like that.