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The arguments against gay couples adopting all center on the idea that a child needs a mother and a father to grow up psychologically healthy. There has been no definitive research to show that a child with two loving same-sex parents will be less healthy than a child with two parents of the opposite sex.
Another argument put forward is the idea that a child growing up in a gay household will be more likely to be homosexual themselves. This idea is not based in fact, but is often supported by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child section that states a child has the right to be free of political influence.
I've read the first paragraph several times and the same thing comes to mind: what about all of the children left behind when one parent dies or leaves the home and no contact is kept? Does this ean that the child/children should be placed with two parents homes for the balance of two loving parents as stated in this paragraph?
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|