posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 07:59 AM
Originally posted by Hopechest
Does a gay couple present the situations that a typical husband and wife do? Does a child lose out on anything without having a mom in the house per
What exactly is a "typical husband and wife"? White picket fences? 2.5 kids? Dad that's the breadwinner and "homemaker" mom doing the cooking and
The number of US children living in single-parent homes has nearly doubled in 50 years
Today, one-third of American children – a total of 15 million – are being raised without a father. Nearly five million more children live without
The majority of black children nationwide – 54 percent – are being raised by single mothers.
Compared to 2009:
According to Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2007, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in November, 2009, there are
approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children
(approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S. today).
So it's sociably acceptable for a kid to have 1 parent, but not for a kid to have 2 parents of the same sex?
Will a kid be OK being raised by just a mother?
A growing number of studies show that fatherlessness has a major negative impact on the social and emotional development of children.
A 2011 University of Melbourne study found that absent fathers were linked with higher rates of juvenile delinquency, while a Canadian study showed
that kids whose fathers were active parents in early and middle childhood had fewer behavior problems and higher intellectual abilities as they grew
older, even among socio-economically at-risk families...
As per the source above
So we can agree that two is better than one?
Let's look at it from a different perspective:
In the U.S. 400,540 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. 115,000 of these children are eligible for
adoption, but nearly 40% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted.
Around the world, there are an estimated 153 million orphans who have lost one parent. There are 17,800,000 million orphans who have lost both
parents and are living in orphanages or on the streets and lack the care and attention required for healthy development. These children are at risk
for disease, malnutrition, and death.
Children raised in orphanages have an IQ 20 points lower than their peers in foster care.
Each year, over 27,000 youth “age out” of foster care without the emotional and financial support necessary to succeed. This number has steadily
risen over the past decade. Nearly 40% had been homeless or couch surfed, nearly 60% of young men had been convicted of a crime, and only 48% were
employed. 75% of women and 33% of men receive government benefits to meet basic needs. 50% of all youth who aged out were involved in substance use
and 17% of the females were pregnant.
Nearly 25% of youth aging out did not have a high school diploma or GED, and a mere 6% had finished a two- or four-year degree after aging out of
foster care. One study shows 70% of all youth in foster care have the desire to attend college.
As of 2011, nearly 60,000 children in foster care in the U.S. are placed in institutions or group homes, not in traditional foster homes.
And so on
... that doesn't mean there are only 123,000 children in foster care, not by a long shot. The foster care population is nearly four times larger
— about 463,000, according to current data from the HHS's Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).
And so on
So it's "best for society" to have these kids stay in the system, than to have two loving parents (of the same sex) give them a home?
...“Something has to be done about it, and it starts with the culture and reversing the attitude that marriage is not important,”...
It's funny that some folks go on-and-on about "the sanctity of marriage" and "family values" when it comes to the gay marriage debate, but not so much
when it comes to "straight marriage" and families...
edit on 4-6-2013 by Gemwolf because: Forgot source