But good red herring. It does not change the fact that homosexual behavior was criminalized a little over a decade ago in a good share of the country.
There really was no evidence to classify homosexuality as a mental disorder to begin with and once it became clear that happy and functional gay people exist, there was no argument that homosexuality, in itself, could be considered a mental disorder.
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The point was about the influence of the person's life environment.
It was related to the possible effect on a young female of being raised by 2 gay women and being exposed to their lifestyle throughout her formative years.
[QUOTE=CriticalThought;1063006322]Based on what I have read, homosexual parents are under a sort of implicit pressure to raise heterosexual kids because of the expectation that homosexual parents raise gay kids. As such, it is kind of one of those situations where there is no way to know how the environment plays out because societal expectations and stigmas could also be influencing the environment the children are raised in. In the few studies that look into the sexuality of children raised in homes with a homosexual parent, they tend to find those people grow up more comfortable exploring their sexuality,Right. That was the point.which includes trying same sex experiences, but not a significant amount more identify as gay than their heterosexually raised counterparts. Of course that is based on like two or three studies with extremely small sample sizes, so I don't know.
I wasn't trying to suggest that children of gay parents are trained to be gay but just like with all child development there is certainly a strong tendency for what they experience in the home to become part of their own life because they think that's how it's supposed to be.
And yes, it can overwhelm how they otherwise would have behaved.
At a minimum ... it would likely be thoroughly confusing.
The amount of exposure to alternatives seems to me to be a critical factor.
Regardless, as you've said, too few studies with too small samples ... and that's not good.
Wrong. NAMBLA is pedophiles and ephebophiles, not homosexuals. True sexuality is about intimate relationships and attraction that can lead to longterm bonding. Pedophilia is not a sexuality because it is impossible for pedophiles to establish longterm bonds/commitment with those they are attracted to due to the reason for their attraction to them, age. They don't see those children as people, but rather just sexual gratification devices.
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Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.