Monday, May 07, 2007

Gay Parent Child Rearing

There's an interesting story on concerning a Canadian study that compared children raised in same-sex couple homes and "traditional family" structured homes. The results: little or no difference in the children. That's no surprise to me. What is a surprise is that the Conservatives tried to bury the study. I guess they are no different that the christo-fascists of the GOP: never let the truth get in the way of your agenda. The photo is a picture of the b/f and my two oldest children at a happy time before their mother began using them as pawns in the divorce wars. The other is a photo of my youngest daughter a year ago Christmas. Here's part of the story:

(Ottawa) A study prepared for the Canadian government shows children do as well, perhaps better, when reared by same-sex parents as they do by opposite-sex couples. The study has just now become public even though it was commissioned by the government in 2003 leading to accusations that the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper attempted to burry the research.

When the study was ordered the Liberals were in power and courts across the country were beginning to strike down federal restrictions limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. The Liberals went on to legalize same-sex marriage in 2005. The party was defeated the following year by the Tories who promised to revisit the vote. The study on child rearing was not complete until after the Conservatives came to power.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, you ain't seen nothing yet...

Stephen Harper (our dubya wannabe) and his party of right-wing extremists could make some of the more severe nuts in your country look liberal. One member of the "new" conservative party is always quick to accuse anyone who challenges their views of being "christianophobic". Of course, this is the same woman who said women should be charged with murder if they obtain an abortion, and that gay people should be locked up in something resembling a concentration camp. So, you get an idea of what they are like and how they think. They try their best to keep her away from the media as much as possible lately, trying to portray themselves as middle of the road, but anyone with a functioning brain knows differently.

It has become a standard issue in the Canadian media how the Prime Minister's Office staff try to control media access and what is reported on. Luckily, the media is not owned by party interests, so for the time being, the press is still free to report whatever they see fit to report on... and of course, irritating the media is never a good idea, as it sends them scurrying to find scandals to unearth, which they have been quite successful at over the past year.

Children raised in a loving, non-combative environment will do well, no matter the sexual identity of their parental units.