Same-sex couples have been criticized and unaccepted endlessly throughout the history of mankind.
Many claim they do not agree with LGBTQ couples solely based on biological reasons and don’t even hesitate in calling them sick.
Others believe dating, marrying or having sex with someone of your own gender will get you a one-
way ticket straight to hell.
Given that there are still plenty of people who think this way, even the thought of gay parenting might be a
motive for most of them to cover their children’s ears.
If you are a usual reader you must know we are strong believers on stepping outside of the box and looking for the benefits of those situations most people do not agree with, this is why gay parenting is the topic of today’s piece.
Homophobia continues to be a big issue today and even politicians have openly claimed that a child who
has two parents cannot and will never be normal, calling same-sex parenting an outrage.
But… Is there any real evidence that proves this?
Or is it all just a big messy popular belief?
The first sub-topic we have chosen to focus on has to do with the desire to be a parent.
While over 40% of heterosexual pregnancies happen by accident, gay or lesbian partners usually actively
seek to have a child and hold on to that wish even when the law only makes it harder for them.
According to research, this makes for more long-term involvement and greater commitment when raising
the child in question.
Because of the previously mentioned legal problems same-sex couples tend to face, it is also common forthem to wait until they are financially and emotionally stable before trying to adopt a child.
This not only increases the chances of them being able to adopt successfully but it is also extremely
beneficial for the child himself, due to the fact that there is a better family cohesion.
In addition, gay and lesbian couples have proven to be amazingly helpful when it comes to these childrenwho need to be adopted.
Because of how hard it can be to be given a child to care for when you are LGBTQ, most of these couples
are open to possibilities that the majority of heterosexual couples are not willing to consider.
For example, adopting children older than three years old or children with some sort of health condition.
Studies show that at least 40 percent of gay men and women would be willing or are actually seeking toadopt a child.
If we put that into numbers of the United States population, this number nears 2 million people, which is a
really amazing amount of kids who could be getting adopted soon.
“But they will be socially awkward and not adapt to ‘normal’ life” claims the anti-gay parenting crowd.
Luckily for us this topic has been widely researched and studied by big names such as the New YorkUniversity.
The results are not surprising (to us), children brought up by same-sex parents show the exact same
adjustment and success than those of heterosexual upbringing.
The only real difference that can be seen among children with LGBTQ parents and children withheterosexual ones comes down to open mindedness.
Those of homosexual upbringing have shown to be more open minded and comprehensive or sympathetic
This is in no way saying that the child of an heterosexual couple will be or has to be racist, homophobic or
anything of the sort, but they have a bigger tendency to be so than LGBTQ raised children.
Unsurprisingly, open mindedness often ends up in a more positive upbringing atmosphere, where parent-
child communication is much more fluid.
To sum up, every piece of research we have found points to the fact that the children’s lives are not widely affected by their parents sexual orientation and when they happen to be, it turns out kids raised by homosexual couples have some characteristics that are actually for the better.
The clearest example of this is the open mindedness difference.
We must admit that nowadays, the world is tending to be more open minded every day so it is especially important to try and teach these values at home and in some cases, it is even necessary to try to teach them to ourselves.