posted on Oct, 13 2011 @ 01:31 AM
My feelings are that as far as raising children, my biggest issue is that if nature intended same sex couples to have and raise children, why not give
both sex the ability to have children? I believe that a man and a woman has a child and raises a child as, in theory, it gives the child the balance
during upbringing that he/she needs for adult life. In particular the understanding of both male and female genders. I am a firm believer in balance
being the way of all things, of life in this universe and my personal belief is that I just don't believe the balance can be there with same sex
parents. I know that in this day and age with so many single parent families and in many cases one parent totally out of the picture, this throws it
out and I'm sure many of these kids grow up fine, but many also don't. Whether that has more to do with the environment that they live in or the
absence of a specific gender role model, I really can't tell, may be a bit of both.
I'm not saying that they can't be good parents, I'm just questioning the impact on the child in later life, teenage years and onwards. I have no
doubt that they would show the same, in many cases much more, love for the child than some male and female couples, single parent families etc but as
I said, my concern is the impact on the child.
I have nothing against homosexuality, but on this issue I feel that there may be too much emotion behind the decision and behind the support. Yes
homosexuality has been around for centuries, yes animals display it (although as a form of dominance more so than what we would label being
homosexual), that is not the issue. The issue is bringing a life in to the equation whose parents are of the same sex. At this stage, none of us can
really tell whether the impact will be positive, negative or a little of both. I like to think with all balance, it will be a little of both, but as
you throw the balance out by having same sex parents, who knows?
As for this particular topic, I thought this went out with Labour! Are they going to add Step Parents as Parent 3 & 4? However, living in the UK, I'm
used to stuff like this.