Gay Marriage - Sergey Kuperman Professor Guild Contemporary...

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Sergey Kuperman Professor Guild Contemporary Society November 13 , 2007 Help Our Children: Reasons to Allow Gay Adoption In America gay adoption is not something new however; many people disagree on whether it should be aloud . I believe that gay adoption should be legal because there is no evidence to suggest that lesbians and gay men are unfit to be parents , and everyone deserves to be part of a family . Homosexual couples have been adopting for a long time in secrecy , but only recently have gay adoptions been done openly . It is not unusual for gay couples in some areas of the country today to lie in order to adopt . The way this usually works is one partner adopts the child and the other pretends to be a friend or roommate . Even though lying in this instance is considered fraud , it puts our children into homes which are much better than foster care . This controversial issue has once again been brought to public awareness with the news that Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter is openly lesbian and plans on taking care of the child with her partner . Reliable evidence demonstrates that the sexual orientation of parents has no impact on the sexual orientation of their children . Children of lesbian and gay parents are
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no more likely than any other child to grow up to be gay . It is true that other studies have found differences in children raised by homosexuals . However , these differences are not necessarily negative . One must expect some difference between children raised by parents of the same sex couples versus parents of heterosexual couples . Examining some differences , we can see that homosexual couples can positively influence their children . A new study by University of Southern California sociologists states , “children with lesbian or gay parents show more empathy for social diversity and are less confined by gender stereotypes” (Hechavarria , 5) . Personally , I see absolutely nothing wrong with
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Kramer during the Spring '08 term at Hofstra University.

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