Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Children of gay parents

  • NOM promotes article comparing gay parents to rapists, sexual predators

    Today, more and more often, gay men are using egg donors and surrogates to create motherless children on purpose. Toleration of these attempts to create families follows a timeline of slipped slopes and fallen barriers. If heterosexual couples can use ...


  • LDS leader's remarks on same-sex parenting draw criticism

    "Certainly clinically, we have not seen anything that would give us concern about children that are being raised in gay or lesbian families," he said. "Certainly there's nothing developmentally at risk for these kids and basically, what the children ...


  • In Europe, Same-Sex Couples Face High Barriers to Parenthood

    Many of these opponents would say that they are trying to protect children against the "dangers" of growing up with gay parents. The belief that gay parents are not as capable as heterosexual parents of raising well-balanced, healthy, and happy ...


  • Helping a Child to Come Out

    Whether the parents might embrace or reject a gay child, families naturally tend to avoid difficult subjects - and so a stalemate ensues, with many parents worrying that the act of concealment could be taking a psychic toll on their child. Considering ...


  • Rupert Everett Slams Gay Parents; GLAAD Fires Back

    "Since Everett shared his outdated opinion, gay parents, as well as their friends and families, have voiced overwhelming disappointment," the gay rights organization said in a statement.


  • Osborne's housing benefit proposals 'will hit families with children hardest'

    Families with children are likely to be hit hardest by Conservative proposals to severely restrict housing benefit to under-25s, according to the housing charity Shelter.


  • Regnerus Scandal: Researcher Lying, Not Independent From Anti-Gay Funders

    The most outrageously defamatory of its false findings is that children of gay parents experience dramatically high levels of sex abuse.


  • The Boy Scouts, Gays and Parental Responsibility

    It is time for parents who condemn discrimination against gays and lesbians to teach their children something about what it means to be "brave" and "to respect and defend the rights of all people.


  • Rupert Everett Blasts Gay Parents, GLAAD Calls 'Insult' 'Outdated'

    In response, GLAAD president Herndon Graddick said, "Since Everett shared his outdated opinion, gay parents, as well as their friends and families, have voiced overwhelming disappointment.


  • Rupert Everett Gay Parenting Comments Bring Death Threats

    In an interview with the Sunday Times last month, the openly gay actor spoke out against gay parenting and distancing himself from the gay community at large.


  • Rupert Everett backpedals on gay parenting comments

    A LGBT parenting study by Mark Regenerus, which suggested that children of gay parents are worse off than kids of heterosexual parents, was recently questioned by experts for its choice of couple categories, Regnerus only using two long-term lesbian ...


  • Letter: Gay marriage is no more of an experiment than life in general

    Barbara Currano states in her anti-gay-marriage letter that "the purpose of marriage is the creation and nurturing of new human life," that children of gay parents have a biological parent who is "deliberately disconnected from the child for the ...


  • NOM's New Anti-Gay Ad Suggests Gay Parents More Likely To Abuse Kids

    "Children raised by their married mother and father do much better than other children," the ad repeatedly claims, slamming and defaming single straight parents - and married and single gay parents - including those families who have lost a parent ...


  • Help! I Have To Pretend To Be My Dead Gay Best Friend's Fiancée.

    David was gay. The only person I really know in David's family is his brother, and I called him to ask him why I was listed as his fiancée in the obituary.


  • Oprah Asks KONY 2012's Jason Russell if He's Gay: VIDEO

    Yesterday, Russell appeared on Oprah's Next Chapter to talk about his breakdown. Oprah asked him if he's gay: "Yeah, I've heard those rumors...In the video I was snapping my finger up and down. I grew up in theater. My parents started a large children ...


  • New evidence raises more questions about controversial parenting study

    In his peer-reviewed article, Regnerus said his research revealed different - and often unfavorable - outcomes for children of gay parents when compared to children raised by a mother and father in biologically intact families. Opponents of gay ...


  • California Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

    "Your bill will turn California into a nanny state by usurping the civil rights of parents who support their child's right to receive therapy for unwanted same-sex attractions, especially when that child has been sexually molested. This smacks of ...


  • Second Ex-Gay Lawsuit Claims Some Parents Can't Love And Affirm A Gay Child

    Yesterday, ThinkProgress analyzed the many outlandish claims made by the Pacific Justice Institute's lawsuit challenging California's new ban on ex-gay therapy for minors. The Liberty Counsel also promised a lawsuit and filed their complaint this week ...


  • Cited study on children of gay couples is flawed

    First off, you refer to a study stating "children of homosexual parents do worse than those raised by their married mom and dad in 25 of 40 significant areas.


  • Proposed French law would force use of gender-neutral 'parents' in civil code

    Aside from legalizing gay marriage and deleting gender-specific terms, the law would also permit gay couples to adopt children in the same way straight couples can. It would not, however, give gay parents the right to medically assisted reproduction ...


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