" 'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Between 1978 and 2000, 23 studies examined the effects of being raised by lesbian or gay parents. There were total of 615 children of gays and lesbians studied, ranging in age from 18 months to 44 years old. Methods of evaluation were diverse but standardized in order to describe their psychological status, behavioral adjustment, intellectual and cognitive abilities, as well as their sexual orientation and experiences of stigmatization. The scientists who comprehensively reviewed this literature concluded, "Children raised by lesbian mothers or gay fathers did not systematically differ from other children on any of the outcomes." There are certainly those who disagree with this conclusion. Perhaps most notably Paul Cameron, although expelled by the American Psychological Association and denounced by the American Sociological Association for willfully misrepresenting research, continues to express contrary views.
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At no point did I say that homosexual parenting should be discouraged because they would be unfit parents. I said that it should be discouraged at the present time because the child would be victimised by their peers (warning: .DOC) for having gay parents. By all means, if studies show that my fears are unfounded, homosexual couples should be given identical rights as heterosexual couples, but until then I think it would be unwise to pretend that the world is as liberal as we'd all like it to be.
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