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Amy Forkey research paper - SameSex Couples Should Have the...

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                                                                  Same-Sex Couples Should Have the Right to Legally Adopt                                                      By                                                Amy Forkey                                                                                              Dr. Susan Keinan                                          Salem Community College                                                      Eng. 102                                                   20 July 2010                                                      ~ 1 ~
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     Same-sex adoption is an area of interest that has become a highly debated subject in recent  years. The writer’s assertion is that same-sex couples should have the right to formally adopt a  child without discrimination, just as heterosexual couples can. Presented in the following essay  are researched points, statistics, and cases in which same-sex couples are discriminated  according to their sexual orientation.       A child brought up in a home with a homosexual parent or parents are no more at risk for  psychological or emotional issues than a heterosexual parent or parents. The main opposing  views stem from a long history of Christianity and traditionalism. On most accounts these views  can be countered. Here are some examples of common mistruths; A: Many claim that a child is  better off raised by both biological parents, however, there is a growing number of failing  marriages that only end in divorce, leaving in most cases, a one parent household.      B: Emotional and psychological issues can stem from having gay parents. Research shows  from  The American academy of pediatrics (Perrin, 341-344)  that a growing body of literature  demonstrated that children who grow with one or two lesbian or gay parents fare as well in  ~ 3 ~
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emotional, cognitive, social, and sexual functioning, as do children whose parents are  heterosexual.   Dr. Perrin states, “Children’s optimal development seems to be influenced more by the nature of  the relationships and interactions within the family unit than by the particular structure it takes.”       C: Children of homosexual parents also grow up to be homosexual. It has long been 
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