children of same-sex parents may be better off
Check out this soulforce article from yesterday: Good News for Mary Cheney: Focus on the Family Is Wrong About LGBT Families.
It comments on a New York Times article on Mary Cheney’s pregnancy which included a comment from someone at Focus on the Family that, of course, it’s not good for children to be born outside the context of a married mother and father. But soulforce points out that sociological and psychological research finds no evidence of ANY harm. Then the article continues…
“In fact, Stacey [a sociologist] commented, children of same-sex parents may turn out even better by some measures: ‘It’s not because of the sexuality but because of selection factors. It’s because these are wanted children…. When you’re looking at heterosexual parenting, you have a lot of accidental pregnancies.’ “
Yes! I’ve often thought that.
P.S. Congratulations to Mary Cheney and her partner on their pregnancy.