Ah yes, the Regnerus "study" of the effect of "growing up with" "lesbian" or "gay" parents, with definitions of "lesbian", "gay" and "growing up with", which are so vaguely defined that Regenrus himself readily admits that even though he calls their parents "lesbian" and "gay", he really can't fake having a clue as to whether they actually were and since "growing up with" was simplified down to maybe a week of these children's lives, the ONLY thing the participants had in common was that they had all come from biologically broken homes. But you already knew that Regnerus is nothing more than a shill for the anti-gay marriage set, his pricey "study" and guaranteed results bought and paid for by bigots with deep pockets, a "study" so methodologically flawed that the journal which published it had to eat crow and admit that its peer review process was shit and at least two on the panel which approved it for publication had been paid to help with it, otherwise it would have never been approved.1. Links;
The New Family Structures Study
A problem clearly evident in heterosexual relationships with pre-existing non-biologically related children brought into them should concern this discussion how?Cinderella Effect
Actually dear, single parent adoption is not illegal in ANY state currently and in most states, never was. Although it was not illegal, it was incredibly, incredibly rare until the last two or three decades. Not just sociologists, but society, frowned upon it except in instances of widows of good repute or some kid's Little Orphan Annie dream come true. For same sex couples, in most states, single parent adoption is the only available option, unable to legally marry and what most states prohibit are second parent adoptions, which deny adoptions to opposite sex couples just shacking up, no matter what other legal agreements they might have absent a license.2. Many sociologists argue against single parents adopting. Many states do not allow it.
What percentage of same sex couples with children will that be? More or less the percentage of the much more massive heterosexual population? Do you actually have a point here?3. Gay couples with children always involve unrelated children for at least one partner. That often will involve the Cinderella effect.
Are all lesbian and gay folk cut out to be good parents? No, some of us aren't cut out to be parents, period. Will all lesbian and gay couples who do become parents be good at it? Sadly, we already know the answer to that is no, with a scattering of headline grabbing legal cases to prove that for a very small percentage of same sex couples parenting will be a failure. But what about the overwhelming percentage of same sex couples who are good at it? Do they get punished for the bad acts of the few? If that's the standard, what would be more imperative would be to put the legal breaks on HETEROSEXUAL misbehavior as their abuses are far more common. You know, the Cinderella Effect, it's even named for a heterosexual fairy tale gone bad.