Children raise by homosexual parents apparently have some real problems

A new study finds significant problems in children raised by homosexual parents.

Those who knew that their mothers had had a lesbian relationship fared significantly worse on measures of educational attainment and household income, reported more depression, used marijuana more, more often reported forced sexual encounters, felt less close to their biological mother, felt less safe and secure in their family of origin, had more often pled guilty to a minor criminal offense and were more likely to be on public assistance.
Those who knew their fathers had had a gay relationship were more likely to have been arrested, to have thought recently about suicide, to feel depressed, to report sexually transmitted diseases and to have experienced forced sex.
Twenty-three percent of young adults who knew their mother to have had a gay relationship reported being forced to have sexual contact with a parent or adult caregiver, while only 2 percent of intact families with a mother and father reported such contact.  For female young adults, that figure leapt to 31 percent (while only 3 percent of young women from intact heterosexual families reported this). . . .
Keith Ablow has a general discussion beyond what is quoted above about this research.

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

The results of this study should not be at all suprising.

When a child is raised in an enviornment that is radically different from a norm that has been genetically imprinted for tens of thousands or more years, one should expect some sort of anti-social behavorial problems to emerge.

What social pressures are exerted on children who are exposed to sexual events that do not conform to hetero relationships? How does such a child learn what is 'normal', and what is not? Let us not forget 'peer pressure' either.

Within this blog, are examples of non normal behaviors having a significant impact on a child.

Lesbian mother; "felt less close to their biological mother, felt less safe and secure in their family of origin". Obviously, the bonding between mother and child has not taken place in these instances.

I am not going to speculate as to why the reported rate of forced sex is so much higher amongst children with LGBT parents as opposed to those children with 'normal' families.

As Dr. Ablow pointed out, perhaps this will open the door to new and hopefully better studies that will shed light on this problem.

6/13/2012 10:50 AM  

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