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Study Finds Children Raised in Lesbian Familes More Likely to Identify as “Partly Homosexual”
First Things ^ | May 23, 2011 | Joe Carter

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:

There’s long been something of a debate about this question, and I thought I’d 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 Biblarz’s (2001) and Biblarz and Stacey’s (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 that—a 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.”



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: comeforyourchildren; cultureofcorruption; gaystapo; homofascism; homofascists; homosexual; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; lesbian; moralabsolutes; pedophiles; perverts; sexpositiveagenda; sodomhusseinobama

1 posted on 05/24/2011 3:57:04 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 05/24/2011 3:58:10 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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I do believe that is the idea!


3 posted on 05/24/2011 4:01:44 PM PDT by Rio
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To: NYer

Just another form of child abuse


4 posted on 05/24/2011 4:03:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Rio

In other earth shattering news...

Children raised in hunting families like hunting..
Children raised in camping families like camping..
Children raised in ......


5 posted on 05/24/2011 4:05:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NYer

How selfish they are to adopt, when they claim how difficult it is to be homosexual.


6 posted on 05/24/2011 4:07:42 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: NYer

DUH !


7 posted on 05/24/2011 4:13:54 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: NYer
Garbage in, garbage out.

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.

8 posted on 05/24/2011 4:15:29 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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9 posted on 05/24/2011 4:17:49 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer

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.


10 posted on 05/24/2011 4:26:23 PM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: NYer
What's the problem? The world needs more people like this. /s


11 posted on 05/24/2011 4:27:59 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: NYer; wagglebee

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.


12 posted on 05/24/2011 4:30:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: wagglebee
told this before on here. I was raised in foster homes and not one kid ever wanted a homosexual as a parent A boy I was in foster homes got took by a couple but a couple of years later he left her as she was being an idiot, drunk and then had women round. She then had a woman move in etc couple of years later I bumped into a guy who I knew from the foster home and asked him how the other kid was doing and I was told he killed himself Why? Because he could not handle being around the two women who were always touching each other etc. Maybe these studies need to look at the suicide rates and how many kids are being messed up. It;'s bad enough today where we have normal women raising a boy and they treat that boy like a girl or raise them in the way of "well he has ot find his way so I got him some dolls or let him put make up on' Now we have two men or two women getting children and then taking them to these freak shows. Imainge the poor kids who see two men kissing and touching each other and then seeing them in bed. Where is child services there seeing as they were so quick to go to the place in TX which was mormon
13 posted on 05/24/2011 4:33:14 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: South40; Revolting cat!
Isn't that guy on his way to a Limp Bizkit concert?!!


14 posted on 05/24/2011 4:37:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: wagglebee

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.


15 posted on 05/24/2011 4:38:16 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: NYer

Two kinds: Those who volunteered, and those who were sucked in.


16 posted on 05/24/2011 4:38:38 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: manc

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.

Horrible.


17 posted on 05/24/2011 4:40:38 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: South40

I always wondered why so many “celebrities” have gay kids.


18 posted on 05/24/2011 4:58:20 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: NYer

So what is partly homosexual?


19 posted on 05/24/2011 5:02:12 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4 Believe it!)
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To: a fool in paradise; South40; Revolting cat!

Look, Ma -- no package!

20 posted on 05/24/2011 5:04:25 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Thank you, Dubya and U.S. military. You did not falter. You did not fail.)
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To: NYer

Is that like “Mostly Dead”?


21 posted on 05/24/2011 5:15:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: humblegunner

Did you get a new hat?


22 posted on 05/24/2011 5:20:37 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: NYer

This is no surprise ..that is why they want families.. 2% of the population is not enough for them.. they want to “home grow” them


23 posted on 05/24/2011 5:23:29 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: TheOldLady

My wife used to work with a woman who was sexually active, and then thought she might be gay. She picked up a lesbian in a bar, and when they got busy she realized she wasn’t gay. To this day I laugh out loud when I think of what was going through her head after that epiphany (while still with the other woman): “I don’t want to be here anymore” “What the heck was I thinking?” “I really don’t want to be here anymore”...


24 posted on 05/24/2011 5:33:12 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: rightly_dividing

Swing both ways, aka indulge in whatever sexual desire they have.


25 posted on 05/24/2011 5:38:26 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: little jeremiah

we have homosexuals playing families and in turn hurting kids.

This social experiment should cease ASAP and those shrinks long ago what said homosexuality is not a mental illness should have had their license taken away from them.

Since they said it was alright the homosexuals have used that as a platform to further their agenda and we need someone hwo has a mic ot speak up plus the public need to speak up instead of cowering when this subject comes up


26 posted on 05/24/2011 5:45:47 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: NYer

But, but, but, but ... it's *not* learned behaviour ... they were *born this way* ... right? (Do I need a "sarcasm" flag here?)


27 posted on 05/24/2011 5:59:16 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: NYer
Study Finds Children Raised in Lesbian Familes More Likely to Identify as “Partly Homosexual” "Seriously Messed Up"

Fixed.
28 posted on 05/24/2011 8:48:49 PM PDT by Antoninus (Fair warning to the GOP--nominate a RINO and I'm going 3rd party.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Exactly.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 4:53:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: rightly_dividing

I think that Andrew Dice Clay explained that.


30 posted on 05/25/2011 1:38:50 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
I posted that as sarcasm but I guess that wasn't obvious.
It seems a lot like being a little bit pregant, or "I only peed in one corner of the pool"
31 posted on 05/25/2011 1:58:28 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4 Believe it!)
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To: TheOldLady

The mental image cracks me up to this day.


32 posted on 05/25/2011 6:31:52 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: NYer
What red-blooded boy would want to have sex with women who looked like that?
33 posted on 05/25/2011 6:34:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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