"Obama's Gay Marriage Endorsement is....

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In reply to Don_D, May 15, 2012

Don_D wrote:

..I just picked up this Sunday's NY Times and read in Kenji Yoshino's op ed piece:

"...the evidence showed that children raised by gay or lesbian parents are as likely as children raised by heterosexual parents to be healthy, successful and well-adjusted

There are two sides to a coin, don't also forget the lobby group and the politically correctness. You believe what you want to believe.

A man and woman are psychologically, psychologically and physically different, each one brings something different in a child’s life, you can’t substitute one for the other.

"And he found it strange that parents can influence so many facets of their children's lives -- but not in any way their sexual orientation.

That said, Schumm also finds evidence of gay mothers pushing their daughters, upset over a relationship with a man, to "try out women."

But also in his testimony was an inkling of the robust research Schumm has just completed. His study on sexual orientation, out next month, says that gay and lesbian parents are far more likely to have children who become gay. "I'm trying to prove that it's not 100 percent genetic," Schumm tells AOL News."

"Schumm concluded that children of lesbian parents identified themselves as gay 31 percent of the time; children of gay men had gay children 19 percent of the time, and children of a lesbian mother and gay father had at least one gay child 25 percent of the time."

"Furthermore, when the study restricted the results so that they included only children in their 20s -- presumably after they'd been able to work out any adolescent confusion or experimentation -- 58 percent of the children of lesbians called themselves gay, and 33 percent of the children of gay men called themselves gay. (About 5 to 10 percent of the children of straight parents call themselves gay, Schumm says."

"But couldn't gay men also tell their sons this? Yes, but Schumm tells AOL News that most gay men have at some point been with a woman, so they understand why their sons might date them. Whereas the literature shows some lesbians "have a hatred of men that's intense," Schumm says."

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/10/17/study-gay-parents-more-likely-to-have-gay-kids/

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