Thursday, November 6, 2014

[USA] "The Kids Are All Right: LGBT Families With Kids" by Shane Jordan

"Tradition and existing conditions are not satisfactory evidence for discrimination"

I grew-up in a home with both a mother and a father. By all intents and purposes, it was a typical looking family. And in the 1970s and 1980s, that was not unusual.Typical was, well, typical. Families were defined as a mother, father and their children. It of course, included grandparents and extended families, but the nucleus was almost always the same. Children from single parent families were relatively unusual and were somewhat of an oddity in those days. Everyone knew who they were and secretly felt sorry for those unfortunate "latch key" kids.

Today, families are no longer quite so cookie cutter similar. Some families are comprised of a mother and her children and a father who is no longer an active member of the family or never has been. Other families consist of two absent parents, leaving the parental role to be fulfilled by grandparents or foster families. And there are, for the first time in history, a fair amount of same sex parents who are raising children. These types of family are a few million strong.

Despite studies proving otherwise, some people still insist that children are being ruined by this type of family dynamic. They deem homosexual couples as "unfit"parents, but don't seem to have concrete or legitimate evidence to substantiate their claims. They fight against same-sex adoption with the fervor of a quarterback at the Super Bowl.

So, what do opponents argue?

Read More at Huffington Post

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