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.

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Posted on December 8, 2006, in Justice, News. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Congrats to that child that was brought to this world with unconditional love!!! Regardless of having two mothers, hopefully this child will grow up and realize that it isn’t the government, the Mailman or any one else who may have an oppinion in raising this child; it is in the hands of GOD, and from my teachings; He never turns away love!!!!!Good Luck to them and their family

  2. Thanks, Megan! Amen — even with our best efforts at raising children (and each other!), it’s ultimately always God who does it (within us, through us, around us). I like that: He never turns away love. Reminds me of a quote I saw on a website the other day: LOVE IS NEVER WRONG.

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