Homosexual Parenting

1084 Words Dec 15th, 2011 5 Pages
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In the 21st century, we are seeing more and more changes in the family structure in our society; single parenting, unmarried parents, and an even newer trend--gay parenting. If homosexuals become parents, what does this information mean to their children? Children learn through watching their parents, so it’s clear that the character of the parent will be reflected in some part on their child. This common knowledge is exactly what sparks the debate about effects of gay parenting on children. If children are being raised by parents without traditional gender roles, the children themselves will challenge the ideals of the stereotypical family. Research has proven that the sexual orientation of the parents does not
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The best parents are those in a stable place in their lives where they can always put their child first.
The toll on the child’s life can continue outside of the home as well. A study from Cambridge University found that children of gay parents feel different than everyone else at a young age and feel uncomfortable answering questions about their parents. They have fears of being bullied about their parents, and children who had been bullied reported the school didn’t often do much to help them. (Guasp 5) Young children are already submitted to bullying and teasing at school, and those with gay parents may feel subjected to more bullying which would affect a child’s social abilities and self-confidence. This issue is not one that the child can change, and with every new school or group, more questions would have to be answered. B.A. Robinson writes for the Ontario Consultants of Religious Tolerance that many disagree with same-sex parenting because they believe children profit by having a male and female influence in their childhood, since men and women think and act differently. The laws of nature have made a child be born to a man and woman for a reason. At home, a child should be exposed to a traditional father and mother to better understand gender relations in society, and their own future role as a man or woman.
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