New Study: 6 million American childre...

New Study: 6 million American children and adults have an LGBT parent

There are 4 comments on the www.proudparenting.com story from Feb 28, 2013, titled New Study: 6 million American children and adults have an LGBT parent. In it, www.proudparenting.com reports that:

As many as six million children and adults living in the U.S. have an LGBT parent, according to findings from a national study released today by Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar, Gary J. Gates. Gates used analysis from several data sources, including the 2008/2010 General Social Survey, the Gallup Daily Tracking Survey, Census 2010, and the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS).

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#1 Feb 28, 2013
Sworn testamony from 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."

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#2 Feb 28, 2013
Boy, that's one prolific parent.

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#3 Feb 28, 2013
RalphB wrote:
Boy, that's one prolific parent.
:)

And they keep saying gay people can't reproduce...

Thanks for the laugh.

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#4 Feb 28, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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:)
And they keep saying gay people can't reproduce...
Thanks for the laugh.
However, the parent is pretty confused. Can't make up his/her mind if he/she is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered.

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