As a nanny I have worked for a family with gay parents and know various kids who come from mom-mom or dad-dad homes and they are pretty well-adjusted and HAPPY on the whole, but just like straight parents and kids of straight people, there can be issues.Eva wrote:I dunno, just conjecture but it's probably a minor strain on a child to have two fathers or two mothers. Like the painful psychological efforts of being out of place for a little girl or being unathletic for a little boy.
Most gay parents are liberal as a whole but the family I worked for was conservative, and the one dad even said to his nephew that he didn't care about gay marriage. He and his partner have been together for 25 years and have four kids together. Dad #2 (who is an actual psychopath) is more liberal and would like to get married if it were a possible for him. They didn't have to deal with any discrimination because they had all four of the children made in a California baby factory - same woman's Aryan eggs for each and 1 girl and 1 boy made from each man's sperm. A different woman carried each of the kids as a paid surrogate. Total purchase: 400k.
I have issues with all this crazy "if I can't have my own babies I'll create them in a beaker or use someone else's goods to have them" craze. I think if you can't have a child and want one, you should adopt, or mentor. The number of twins being born to 40-year-old women because of ivf is out of control.
Anyway, back to topic: one thing I do know is that having gay parents doesn't encourage a kid to be gay or make them gay. It annoys me when people use that argument...