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Old 10-07-13   #1
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Do you think it's normal to have two homosexuals raising a child?
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um yes.
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Yes, just as normal as 2 straight people, or a single parent.
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I suspect you mean, do we think it's acceptable, healthy, good? yes?
in which case I'd say it's all of those - provided the two people are good loving parents - exactly the same as I'd say about a hetero couple raising kids.
What matters is, how kind and loving the parents are, not their gender. Gay couples raising kids is vastly more "normal" socially than it used to be, but there is still a way to go. ..
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um, yes. Yes I do.
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I suspect you mean, do we think it's acceptable, healthy, good? yes?
in which case I'd say it's all of those - provided the two people are good loving parents - exactly the same as I'd say about a hetero couple raising kids.
What matters is, how kind and loving the parents are, not their gender. Gay couples raising kids is vastly more "normal" socially than it used to be, but there is still a way to go. ..
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The politically correct answer around here will be an immediate yes, but personally I'm not going to say yes or no, and the reason why is because I haven't read anything about what the effects are, so I'm not qualified to answer the question.

I read one article a bit back which suggested that there was a positive outcome for one child in particular, which was a good thing; but like I said, I'm unaware of the existence of studies on it.

The other problem with research into homosexuality, on either the pro or anti side of the argument, is that it is almost unavoidably biased. Those who are sympathetic to it will claim to have science on their side, and fundamentalist Christians who are opposed to it, will claim likewise. So it is virtually impossible to get the real truth.

With that said, I just found this on Reddit as well, which seems genuinely shocking:-

http://www.14news.com/story/23585565...aving-two-dads. I don't believe that things like this should be happening.

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Children benefit from having multiple adult influences in their lives, regardless of their gender. If a couple is committed to raising a kid, then I see nothing wrong with it - and you can bet that many of the gay couples wanting to adopt would make better parents than enormous swathes of straight couples, who often end up having kids as a failed attempt to patch an ever more broken relationship, or simply have kids because it's something to do or they're too lazy to upkeep their own contraception. There are SO MANY kids born into straight families that are not particularly wanted, or well-treated, and are often raised in an environment that erodes their self worth. At least, with a gay couple, you can guarantee they're ready to do the prolonged, hard work that raising kids takes - you wouldn't jump through the millions of hoops that adoption (or custody battles) bring about if it was merely a passing phase.

I knew a lady who was poly-amorous and gay - she had two female partners, and they all shared a house together. She had children from a previous marriage, and the children lived together in the same home as the woman and her two partners. The kids damn well loved it, because they had not one, not two - but three different adults to pester - three adults that could help them with homework, three adults to seek comfort from when things weren't so great, and so on. The fact they were all women didn't make the slightest bit of difference, and the kids grew up to be strong, well rounded people that were always very warm and accepting of others, regardless of their sexuality, history, etc etc. Absolutely fantastic bunch of kids, actually, I wish all youngsters could turn out so well!
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I knew a lady who was poly-amorous and gay - she had two female partners, and they all shared a house together. She had children from a previous marriage, and the children lived together in the same home as the woman and her two partners. The kids damn well loved it, because they had not one, not two - but three different adults to pester - three adults that could help them with homework, three adults to seek comfort from when things weren't so great, and so on. The fact they were all women didn't make the slightest bit of difference, and the kids grew up to be strong, well rounded people that were always very warm and accepting of others, regardless of their sexuality, history, etc etc. Absolutely fantastic bunch of kids, actually, I wish all youngsters could turn out so well!
That does sound extremely positive.
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