Laws about Gay and Lesbian Parenting

Laws need to be changed regarding gay and lesbian parenting.  Pertinent research has shown that children raised by homosexual couples are no different from children raised by heterosexual couples.  If there is a small difference, it shows that children fare better in families led by homosexual couples.

This difference may be a result of the “oops baby” phenomenon.  While heterosexual couples sometimes have babies because they accidentally get pregnant, or it’s just the next “natural” step in their lives, homosexual couples have to plan extensively and work very hard to have a baby.  They are parents by choice.  That having been said, it must also be mentioned that there are many heterosexual couples that have children in this fashion (with lots of planning and hardship).  Any couple that adopts is a good example of this type of parenting.  The reason they do so well is that they want the baby so much that they are willing to do anything for that child.  These are usually the parents that read parenting book and go to parenting classes.  They are involved in every aspect of their children’s lives.

Laws need to be changed so that both parents in a homosexual relationship can have custody over their children in all 50 states.  We need to change laws to make it easier for homosexual couples to adopt children around the world.  We need to change laws to make sure that children are educated about all angles of this debate.  Finally, we need to NOT change laws to make it harder for Homosexual couples to adopt or have custody over their children.

Andrea Hoffman

Referencing lecture notes

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~ by happysprinkles on December 13, 2009.

2 Responses to “Laws about Gay and Lesbian Parenting”

  1. Raising a child in a homosexual household is in no way detrimental or an inferior way to be raised. Children in same-sex households can actually benefit from their family structure and have an enhanced childhood because of it. There is no reason why homosexual couples should have issues becoming parents.

  2. Raising a child in a homosexual household is in no way detrimental or an inferior way to be raised. Children in same-sex households can actually benefit from their family structure and have an enhanced childhood because of it. There is no reason why homosexual couples should have issues becoming parents.

    Katie Hasiak

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