Do same-sex couples make good parents?
This section provides general information only. Do not rely on it to
determine your legal rights or status. For that, we recommend that you seek legal advice
from a qualified local attorney.
With the increased visibility of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in society, religious
leaders, child psychologists, and other professionals are questioning whether
children raised by a same-sex couple "fare as well in emotional,
cognitive, social, and sexual functioning as do children whose parents are
As in many other topics, like abortion,
disciplining children by corporal punishment, gender
masturbation, etc., a massive chasm exists between most religious
conservatives when compared to everyone else.
Topics covered in this section:
"Technical Report: Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents." Pediatrics, 2002-FEB, Volume 109,
#3, Pages 341 to 344. Online at:
A support group:
BuddyBuddy.com is a U.S. "resource for same-sex couples." This site
contains more than 200 essays, surveys, legal articles and resources on legal
marriage, ceremonies, domestic partner benefits, relationship tips, parenting,
and immigration. See: http://www.buddybuddy.com
Copyright © 1998 to 2011 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Last updated: 2011-APR-17
Author: B.A. Robinson