Skip to comments.Study Finds Children Raised in Lesbian Familes More Likely to Identify as “Partly Homosexual”
Posted on 05/24/2011 3:57:02 PM PDT by NYer
Are children born to and raised by lesbians more likely to engage in same-sex sexual activity? Law professor Eugene Volokh reports on an interesting study that address that question:
Theres long been something of a debate about this question, and I thought Id note an interesting and apparently quite credible article touching on it, Nanette K. Gartrell, Henny M. W. Bos & Naomi G. Goldberg, Adolescents of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Risk Exposure, Archives of Sexual Behavior (2010). (I learned of it because one of the coauthors is affiliated with the Williams Institute for sexual orientation and the law here at UCLA School of Law.)
The study was part of an ongoing study that, at this stage, involved 77 families, 31 continuously-coupled, 40 separated-mother, and six single-mother families, and 78 17-year-old children (one family had twins). Of the girls, nearly 50% described themselves as at least partly homosexual in orientation, though 30% out of that 50% were predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homosexual. (None of the girls, though, identified themselves as predominantly or exclusively lesbian.) Of the boys, a bit over 20% described themselves as at least partly homosexual in orientation, though 13% out of that 20% described themselves as predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homosexual. (Two of the boys identified themselves as predominantly or exclusively gay.) The … Kinsey self-identifications [of the girls in the study] and lifetime sexual experiences were consistent with Stacey and Biblarzs (2001) and Biblarz and Staceys (2010) theory that the offspring of lesbian and gay parents might be more open to homoerotic exploration and same-sex orientation.
Nothing too surprising, but interesting to see it confirmed by an empirical study. Here’s a related data point from the study that is worth citing:
Of the 73 couples who were co-parenting when the index offspring were born, 56% had separated, and the average age of the index offspring at the time of their mothers separation was 6.97 years (SD=4.42 years). There was a significant difference between the parental divorce rate (36.3%) of the 17-year old adolescents in the 6th Cycle of the U.S. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) and the maternal relationship dissolution rate in the NLLFS (v2=12.32; p=.001).
In other words, all things being equal, a child born to a lesbian couple is 20% more likely to live in a broken home than a child born to heterosexual parents. Again, not a surprising finding. I’m not sure where the myth that lesbians “mate for life” originated, but it’s just thata myth. As one study found, lesbian relationships are “not as likely to endure as relationships between heterosexuals, either married or cohabiting, or between gay men.”
I do believe that is the idea!
Just another form of child abuse
In other earth shattering news...
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How selfish they are to adopt, when they claim how difficult it is to be homosexual.
Once you accept the premise that homosexuality is normal, a whole slew of consequences flow, and they become more and more absurd as time goes on.
You can see where this will go next.
We'll be calculating the ratio of children raised by homosexuals that develop homosexual or "partly homosexual" orientations, divided by the total number of children raised by homosexuals. Then we'll multiply that ratio by the population at large to determine the number of people who would be homosexuals if they weren't supressed by the artificial and stifiling constraints of a straight upbringing.
This, in turn, will be used to push for comprehensive national educational standards for homosexuality promotion in the classroom; the necessity of these will be clear because of the millions of supressed homosexuals that are being destroyed by the straight culture.
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Nope...no harm will come to a child raised by lesbians...nope none at all....aren’t you just a little homophobic cuss to suggest such a thing.
Its WRONG!!! Its ABUSE!!!
Remember this one: “As long a child is raised in a loving home....”
Yeah right...LOOK and STOP MAKING EXCUSES!
Wait until the study about queer men comes out,.,,,and you KNOW it will.
Overheard some divorcee lesbians hooking up for a “speed dating” event they were going to coordinate at someone’s house soon (sounded more like a swingers/swappers party being planned but anyhow...).
Several of the women had teenaged daughters of their own and they were hopeful that their girls would go lesbian, at least through their high school years, so as to avoid pregnancy even if they were to go sexually active.
There IS such pressure from the homosexual parents.
My late brother was a homosexual, and when I found out, I questioned my own sexual identity. One of his friends kissed me (I was 18), and that settled that for me. As beautiful as she was, it went over like a lead balloon. We’re talking zero interest on my part.
I was delighted, and I met my first husband shortly thereafter.
This story illustrates the effect that a homosexual family member can have on even a younger sibling. Brother was 12 years older.
Two kinds: Those who volunteered, and those who were sucked in.
Your first hand accounts and those of kids you knew is edifying. Kids should never have close contact with homosexuals at all, what to speak of foster or adoptive parents.
I always wondered why so many “celebrities” have gay kids.
So what is partly homosexual?
Look, Ma -- no package!
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