Are Same-Sex Couples Better Parents?

Are the parenting styles of these couples and the psychological development of their children different from families led by heterosexual couples? There is an increasing body of data about this, too, compiled and analyzed in a new book by Abbie Goldberg, an assistant professor of psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. In an essay in the magazine this weekend, I explore that question and conclude that in some ways same-sex parents have a lot to ... Full Story »

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Paul Belle-Isle
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by Paul Belle-Isle - Nov. 12, 2009

Some welcome data to inject into the emotional debate over the effects of same-sex marriage on society and children.

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Derek Hawkins
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Michael Todd
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by Michael Todd - Nov. 12, 2009

Interesting and timely subject, but the three intro paragraphs followed by a lengthy excerpt makes for a standard blog but unexceptional journalism. Of course, if we looking at Lisa's full article, that's a different matter ...

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Brandon Jones
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by Brandon Jones - Nov. 16, 2009

While relying fairly heavily on an excerpt from an upcoming book, the author does a wonderful job of concisely delivering the necessary data, relevant figures, and a summary of issues. Some information in the excerpt and introduction is a bit redundant, but the subject is extremely interesting and relevant to the gay-marriage debate that is especially heated right now.

How anyone can suggest that homosexuals would be bad influences as parents is mind-boggling to me. I am surprised at the steadfast ignorance that exists all over the world. The exploitation of the 'exotic' and 'different' nature of gay citizens is absolutely ridiculous. Gay people and straight people are one in the same, and it makes no sense why gay parents would be any worse than straight parents at raising children.

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