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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Sure. Let's use that comparison.
    Okay, well in that case, I think it'd probably be close. All other things being equal, the kid being raised by a male and a female would probably have a more balanced set of influences than one being raised by two people of the same gender. I don't think it's a huge deal though.

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    Considering virtually 100% of gay people had straight parents, I would say that gay parents couldn't do any worse.
    This of course assumes that you're measuring parental success on a "gay/not gay" scale.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    As long as the parents are loving and instill good values in the child, I could care less whether they were a man and a woman or a man and a man.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Yes, because straight couples can marry, thus there is a statistically higher likelihood of their family staying intact while the kids are being raised than a couple that cannot marry.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, because straight couples can marry, thus there is a statistically higher likelihood of their family staying intact while the kids are being raised than a couple that cannot marry.
    Why is marriage necessary to raise a child successfully?
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Why is marriage necessary to raise a child successfully?
    It is not. However, family stability goes a long ways toward raising a child successfully and while a lot of marriages end in divorce, you are still statistically more likely to stay together if you are married to your partner than if your not.

    That said, I would imagine that in the few states where same sex couples can marry, then a married same sex couple in a stable home would statistically fare just as well as parents as a married heterosexual couple.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Simply on the basis that having both a mother figure and a father figure is, to my knowledge, psychologically advantageous, I voted yes. That being said, of course there is no reason why a gay couple can't be great parents, and for male couples there's plenty of parentless children to go around. It's great for female couples to adopt as well, but they have the benefit of the option of artificial insemination.

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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    My standard for good parents is how successfully their child is able to integrate into and be come a productive member of society. Due to the stigma surrounding homosexuality I don't think a child raised by a gay couple will be able to do so as well as a child raised by a straight couple.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Below are links to two posts I have made that contain a ton of information on this topic:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/1057847882-post57.html
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/1057847883-post58.html

    If we look at outcomes and ability to function, and we look at these from the aspects of socialization, academics, emotional functioning, and sexuality, children reared from straight parents and children reared from gay parents are, statistically, the same. The aspects examine are, also, excellent predictors of future outcomes.

    So, on average, if one considers both sets of parents to be stable and loving, there would be no discernible difference.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    I already said what y'all can do with those statistics.
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