Interpreting this quote would mean a childs sexuality

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Interpreting this quote would mean, a child’s sexuality cannot be determined by the environment of homosexual and heterosexual parents. This theory has yet to be found false. In a study performed by Mandel R. Green, 56 children with lesbian mothers and 48 children of heterosexual parents were interviewed to determine if there was a difference between the children’s favorite things they interact with in their everyday life (Patterson 1059). “…Green and his colleagues (1986) found no differences with respect to favorite television shows, television characters, games or toys” (Patterson 1059). In another study dealing with teenagers’ sexual orientation in correlation with their parents’, L. Huggins determined that a parents’ sexual orientation did not affect their children’s (Patterson 1059). After Huggins interviewed the teenagers he found that none of the children with lesbian parents identified themselves as homosexuals, were in contrast, one teenager with
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heterosexual parents was in fact homosexual (Patterson 1059). Believing that homosexuals influence their children’s sexual orientation is completely false, but many who believe this stereotype believe that homosexuals are not good role models as well. Moving onward to another common stereotype, Lauren Schwartzreich writer of Reconstructing the Framework for Legal Analyses of Gay Parenting, covers the argument of, “homosexuals are not adequate role models” (Schwartzreich 112). This argument then branches out to argue that, “dual-gender parenting is the best parenting regime” (Taub 31). It has been said that having a male being present in a child’s life makes the connection between gender roles (Schwartzreich 113). There is so much emphasis upon fathers being apart of a child’s life, however psychologist Dr. David Brodzinsk believes that what is most important for a child’s upbringing is the way parents care for their children with warmth, consistency, quality care and a motivating environment (Taub 33). What Dr. Brodzinsky has determined is, the most important factor in a child’s life is the care and nurture and not the sexuality of their parents. There have been multiple studies conducted about homosexual parenting and the functioning level of their families to prove Dr. Brodzinsky’s point. In the journal An Evaluation of Gay/ Lesbian and Heterosexual Couples written by Paige Averett, there are three studies written about, describing the functioning levels of adoptive homosexual couples as well as the strengths of their children. In 2004, there was a survey conducted by S. Ryan and S. Cash on 183 homosexual families asking questions in relation to family dynamics. Those who participated reported that they had been with their partners for a significant amount of time, were spiritually active and had immense amounts of social support (Averett 131).
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