Thursday, July 02, 2009

"Gayby Boom": about children of gay parents

On Monday June 29, CNN ran a story by John Blake, “Gayby Boom: Children of Gay Couples Speak Out”, link here.

The article suggests that because of peer pressure among kids, children of same-sex couples live in a more “closeted” manner than their parents.

According to CNN, these six states still have laws against gay adoptions: Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Utah, Nebraska and Michigan. However Florida’s has been overturned.

Research suggests that the sexual orientation of people raised by same-sex couples is not statistically affected.

At the time I worked on my first book in the 1990s, gay parenting was trailing other issues (gays in the military, gay domestic partnerships and marriage) in terms of public attention, despite a couple of books from Alyson: “Heather has two Mommies” and “Daddy’s Roommate”.

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