The Parenting of a Child in a Gay Family Term Paper by JCowie024

The Parenting of a Child in a Gay Family
A discussion on the effects on children being raised by gay or lesbian families.
# 95802 | 1,214 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper discusses the controversy over whether children being raised in gay or lesbian families are being raised in healthy environments or not. It also discusses the questions of whether a child living in a gay or lesbian household will make the child homosexual. The paper examines the research that has been done on this topic and concludes that is limited and inconclusive.

Table of Contents:
What is Family?
The Literature
The Research
My Research Design: Observation and Participation

From the Paper:

"The Family Research Council claims to have statistical values by those with a Ph.D. However the data collected seems faulty and slanted towards the results they want. For example, a particular article claiming that homosexual behavior is linked directly to child sexual abuse, the numbers shown are directly correlated to only those who committed the offenses. There is absolutely no data of the number of same-sex couples who have children within their house and no abuse is reported. Granted there is absolutely no way to positively tell that abuse is taking place. But to assume that because a certain percentage of pedophiles are homosexuals, it's impossible to conclude as a scientific fact that all homosexuals are pedophiles."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Psychological Association. (2006). Same Sex Families and Relationships. Retrieved on from on May 3, 2005.
  • American Psychological Association. (2004). Resolution on Sexual Orientation, Parents, and Children. Retrieved from: on May 3, 2005.
  • Brown, Brian S. (unknown) Same Sex Parenting Fails Children. Retrieved from: on May 3, 2005
  • Dailey, Timothy J. Ph.D (2005). The Connection Between Homosexuality and Child Sex Abuse. Retrieved from: on May 2, 2005.
  • Merriam Webster Online Dictionary. (2005). Retrieved from: on May 3, 2005.

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