Gay and lesbian parenting a it is estimated that 1 in

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2) Gay and Lesbian Parenting a) It is estimated that 1 in 3 lesbians has given birth and 1 in 6 gay men has fathered or adopted. b) Since same-sex marriages are not yet legally recognized in the United States, gay couples may have trouble gaining joint custody of children, and the non- biological parent may not be granted parental leave and may not be able to get benefits for the child through their workplace. c) Adoption is regulated by state law, and until 2010, Florida had laws against same-sex couple adoption, although a single gay man or lesbian woman could legally adopt.
d) No significant differences have been found between the offspring of lesbian and straight mothers, including the sexual orientation of their children. e) All the scientific evidence suggests that children who grow up with one or two gay and/or lesbian parents do as well emotionally, cognitively, socially, and sexually as do children from heterosexual parents, though may same-sex couples find minimal support to parent children.
3) Gay and Lesbian Seniors
V Homophobia and Heterosexism

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