Various studies have shown that a child’s behavior is influenced mostly by the nature of parenting they had. Since the legalization of same gender-marriages in the US few years, there has been a drastic increase of same in such unions, and with several options open for these couples to become parents. One of the main concerns with now is whether or not the offspring of these same sex marriages will grow int adulthood in same manner as those with heterosexual parents. Available reports state that estimates of 1 million to 9 million kids have either a gay or lesbian as parent. The welfare of these kids becomes an issue of concern. Thus the question on everyone’s lip is whether homosexual and bisexual parents are capable of catering for their offspring as compared to heterosexual counterparts.
Are same-sex parents capable of properly raising kids?
It would be very difficult to know the exact number of lesbian and gay relationships around, or the exact number of same-gender marriages, due to the fact that most involved are still being secretive about it, because of the apparent discrimination that may come with such a revelation or other reasons. However what we intend finding out is how well gay and lesbian unions fare in parenting.
Several researchers conducted on heterosexual families in contrast to the homosexual and bisexual, agreed that children of same-sex parents are physiologically and physically sound just like kids raised by a heterosexual parents.
The following are some summaries from of the researches
- The research showed that children are mostly affected by their parents’ sense of competence and security, and the presence of social and economic support for the family than by the gender or the sexual tendency their parents.
- Also that offspring of lesbian mothers rates significantly higher in academic and social proficiency and lower in social concerns as against those from heterosexual parents.
- Children of these same sex-marriages are most likely to have the idea of superiority of their own sex, and will most likely involve in same sex relationships.
In conclusion it is safe to say that children raised in same sex families are not affected negatively and as such grow equally into adulthood in sound minds as children from heterosexual families.
the outcome of children of heterosexual families will be slightly advantageous as compared to those from same-sex families. But the gender of the parents is most likely not to have any negative effect on the children.