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FMSC 330 exam review2

FMSC 330 exam review2 - FMSC 330 Review Sheet Chapter 6 1...

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FMSC 330 Review Sheet Chapter 6 1. Trends in GLBT relationships - Family of choice A family formed through voluntary ties among individuals who are not biologically or legally related - Living apart but together (LAT) - Two types: Living apart because of a constraint (children from previous relationship, jobs that neither people ant to give up) and living apart by choice (prefer independency, previously divorced and are fearful) -No more or less relationship satisfaction than straight marriages -Power is based on income - Gay men less monogamous than heterosexuals or lesbians -Lesbians most likely to grow from friendship, highest levels of sexual fidelity -Demographics -Prior to 1960: sexual attraction and romantic love were viewed as crucial criteria -Sexual expression outside married was still seen as bad -Post 1960’s: positive value given to sexual expression has continued and increased - Sexual activity has become defined as more of a private matter -Two cases: Griswold VS. Connecticut (banning birth control to people that aren’t married) Eisenstadt vs. Baird (overturned Griswold) - Over 600,000 same-sex partner households in more than 99% of all US Counties -Many same-sex cohabiting couples do not revel themselves—not all committed couples live together -2X More likely than heterosexual married couples to be of mixed race or ethnicity -Relational patterns -Post 1960: increasing economic independence of women led to postponement of marriage -Sexual activity prior marriage rose - Unmarried, middle class, young adults began to live together openly - Rates of cohabitation rose so high that likely to live with partner before marrying 2. Parenting patterns -41% of LGBT parents in 5 and more year relationships -More likely to adopt - More likely to have children with disabilities -2000, Children were present in 168,000 same-sex partner households -At least 1 out of 3 lesbian and 1 out of 5 gay have children -Gay lesbian unmarried parents twice as likely as heterosexual unmarried parents to be in long-term relationships -Lesbians: children similar to heterosexual parents children in behavior and educational performance, Parenting in lesbian households most equitable of all three relationships Chapter 7
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1. Reasons people get married and marital/cohabitation decision-making -Marriage still makes it easier to trust that your partner will stay with you than cohabitation -Symbolic importance has remained high people want to attain a special status and marriage gives u that, also gives prestige -Also gives personal growth and deeper intimacy 2. Cohabitation reasons and success rates - Cohabitation the sharing of a household by unmarried persons who have a sexual relationship -Cohabitation remains more common among the less affluent and less well educated -Cohabitation is more common before remarriage than before first marriage -Reasons: - Another type of single hood- convenience - Pure relationship an intimate relationship entered into for its own sake and which lasts only as long as both partners are satisfied with it
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