Gays in Belarus face reprisals for activism

Feb 15, 2013 Full story: KWQC-TV Davenport 38

Police in Belarus are going after gays, raiding their clubs and locking up clubbers overnight, and summoning gay activists for questioning.

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#22 Feb 17, 2013
In summary, social science has shown that the concerns often raised about children of lesbian and gay parents' concerns that are generally grounded in prejudice against and stereotypes about gay people' are unfounded. Overall, the research indicates that the children of lesbian and gay parents do not differ markedly from the children of heterosexual parents in their development, adjustment, or overall well-being.

http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/orientati...

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#23 Feb 17, 2013
"The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies." (American Anthropological Association)
Celery Stalker

Hinsdale, MA

#24 Feb 17, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
In summary, social science has shown that the concerns often raised about children of lesbian and gay parents' concerns that are generally grounded in prejudice against and stereotypes about gay people' are unfounded. Overall, the research indicates that the children of lesbian and gay parents do not differ markedly from the children of heterosexual parents in their development, adjustment, or overall well-being.
http://www.apa.org/topics/sexuality/orientati...
A biased study funded by the left leaning moral web destroyers.

NNNEXT!

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#26 Feb 17, 2013
Over 30 years of research has shown gay parents do just as well as (if not better than) straight parents. The determining factor for success is the relationship between the child and parents, not the gender of the parents.

Testamony from those opposed to marrige equality in the Hawaii Supreme Court:

Dr Eggebeen (witness against marriage equality) also conceded that "gay and lesbian couples can , and do, make excellent parents" "that they are capable of raising a healthy child", and "that children of same sex couples would be helped if their families had access to or were able to receive benefits of marriage".

Dr. Charlotte Patterson: there was "no data or research which establishes that gay fathers and lesbian mothers are less capable of being good parents than non-gay people.

Dr. David Brodzinsky: The issue is not the structural variable, biological versus nonbiological, one parent versus two parent. The issue is really the process variables, how children are cared for, is the child provided warmth, it the child provided consistency of care, is the child provided a stimulated environment, is the e child given support.... and when you take a look at structural variables, there's not all that much support that structural variable in and of themselves are all that important.

Dr. Pepper Shwartz: "the primary quality of parenting is not the parenting structure, or biology, but is the nurturing relationship between parent and child."

And this from anti-marriage equality director of the Institute for American Values David Blankenhorn, one of the few witnesses who testified in favor of Prop 8:

“Gay marriage would be a victory for the worthy ideas of tolerance and inclusion. It would likely decrease the number of those in society who tend to be viewed warily as ‘other’ and increase the number who are accepted as part of ‘us.’ In that respect, gay marriage would be a victory for, and another key expansion of, the American idea.”

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#27 Feb 17, 2013
"Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the three decades of research showing that children of gay or lesbian parents are just as mentally healthy as children with heterosexual parents, notes Cerbone.

Children of gay and lesbian parents reported closer ties with their schools and classmates.

Patterson's and others' findings that good parenting, not a parent's sexual orientation, leads to mentally healthy children may not surprise many psychologists. What may be more surprising is the finding that children of same-sex couples seem to be thriving, though they live in a world that is often unaccepting of their parents."

http://www.apa.org/monitor/dec05/kids.aspx

It is the relationship between the parents and child that determines successful outcome, not the gender of the parents.

Anyone who has worked with abused children will tell you from both experience and training, having two parents of the opposite sex is no guarantee the parents will not emotionally or physically abuse the child. Gay parents are motivated to be parents, while many straight parents are not. Many straight parents have accidental and unwanted children, while others simply have no idea how to be good parents.

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#28 Feb 17, 2013
"Although remarriage of a father or mother can have bad consequences for children, when a couple adopts a baby unrelated to either of them its prospects are much brighter... parents treat their adopted children just as well as biological children."

"Two recent studies help to clarify the issue of how well adoptive children are treated. The first, published in 2007, found that children in adoptive households are treated better than children in homes with two genetic parents."

Whatever the reasons for the Cinderella effect, it is now quite clear that it is not triggered by a lack of genetic relationship. After all, adoptive parents take better care of children than birth parents do. It seems that caring for children, related or not, involves a deep human need that is better satisfied by adoption than step-parenting." http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human...

The evidence shows the relationship between the parents and child is the determining factor for success, not the gender of the parents.

Equal legal recognition for same sex parent families will not affect the rights or relationships of opposite sex parent families. Straight parent families gain nothing from discrimination against same sex couples. Yet same sex parent families and their children are harmed by denial of equal treatment. No legitimate governmental interest is served by denial of equal treatment as required by the constitution.
hallA

Hinsdale, MA

#29 Feb 17, 2013
The land of accomodations and vice have become the land of confusion.
Your fate has been sealed.

Goodbye Rome

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#30 Feb 17, 2013
Celery Stalker wrote:
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A biased study funded by the left leaning moral web destroyers.
NNNEXT!
If that were the case then it would be easy to refute using obvious scientific proof. Go ahead.

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#31 Feb 17, 2013
hallA wrote:
The land of accomodations and vice have become the land of confusion.
Your fate has been sealed.
Goodbye Rome
Feel free to move somewhere that the government runs things in line with your standards. I hear Uganda and the Muslim Middle East would suit you.

“ WOOF ! ”

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#32 Feb 17, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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Feel free to move somewhere that the government runs things in line with your standards. I hear Uganda and the Muslim Middle East would suit you.
The Obamaniac is certainly trying to rush and catch up to them tho.

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#33 Feb 17, 2013
Celery Stalker wrote:
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A biased study funded by the left leaning moral web destroyers.
NNNEXT!
Care to prove that assertion?

Since: Apr 08

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#34 Feb 17, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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The Obamaniac is certainly trying to rush and catch up to them tho.
What colour is the sky in your world?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

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#35 Feb 17, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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What colour is the sky in your world?
Always sunny with blue skies in the desert of southern Arizona.

:)

(69 degrees here presently).
B Plus Student

Hinsdale, MA

#36 Feb 17, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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What colour is the sky in your world?
What colour is your underwear?
Brown Baby Jade

Hinsdale, MA

#37 Feb 17, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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If that were the case then it would be easy to refute using obvious scientific proof. Go ahead.
Are you referring to the scientific proof or lack thereof for two men conceiving? Yeah....can someone get me a towel please?
Hurry!

“ WOOF ! ”

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#38 Feb 17, 2013
Brown Baby Jade wrote:
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Are you referring to the scientific proof or lack thereof for two men conceiving? Yeah....can someone get me a towel please?
Hurry!
Conception is incidental to heterosexual boinking. Or are you suggesting that every heterosexual boink should by necessity result in conception ?

My God ! Are you Catholic ???!!!
Decadent Pigs

Hinsdale, MA

#39 Feb 17, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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If that were the case then it would be easy to refute using obvious scientific proof. Go ahead.
Many of the names mentioned in the study just have a certain 'ring' to them. I just can't seem to put my finger on it.
Decadent Pigs

Hinsdale, MA

#40 Feb 17, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Conception is incidental to heterosexual boinking. Or are you suggesting that every heterosexual boink should by necessity result in conception ?
My God ! Are you Catholic ???!!!
FaFoxy? Please, I understand your mental disorder is a problem. And I'm sick and tired of all the rationalizations for your dangerous behaviors. Especially all of the animal or different species referenced in veiled hopes in favor of queerty. Get help.

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