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

    Yes : Why?

    No : Why?
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    I would say straight couples, on average, would make better parents but that's just my personal bias speaking. I don't think one can discount the importance normative biology plays in raising offspring.

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

    The average what?

    The average civil union'd/married straight couple making 100k with 2 parents working living in a suburb v. Average civil union'd/married gay couple making 100k with 2 parents working living in a suburb?

    Or the "average" straight "couple" v. the "average" gay "couple"?
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    This is a slightly unfair question.
    It is not about whether the parents enjoy penis or vagina. It is about whether or not they are responsible parents.

    Drawing conclusions and calling them statistics is effing lunacy.

    To whom it may concern: you can take you statistics and shove them up your ass.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Yes, but the ideal situation is not the only way children can have a good upbringing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The average what?
    The average nothing. I said on average.

    The average civil union'd/married straight couple making 100k with 2 parents working living in a suburb v. Average civil union'd/married gay couple making 100k with 2 parents working living in a suburb?
    Sure. Let's use that comparison.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    Considering virtually 100% of gay people had straight parents, I would say that gay parents couldn't do any worse.

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

    I punted on the poll... because I think you could substitute any 'non-typical' couple in the question and come up with the same dilemma. For instance, on average, would normal sized couples make better parents than dwarf couples? On average, would same-race couples make better parents than mixed race couples? On average, would religious couples make better parents than agnostic or atheist couples? On average, would natural-born couples make better parents than immigrant couples?

    I think what it boils down to is that every 'couple' has some obstacles to deal with. And in many cases those obstacles are going to impact the children to some degree or another. So our responses to this poll are going to be dictated by our beliefs rather than measurable data of any kind.

    Interesting exercise, perhaps. I honestly don't know. That's my answer.


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

    No. Sexual orientation has absolutely nothing to do with each individual's ability to be a good parent.
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    Re: On average would straight couples make better parents then gay couples?

    If the kid doesnt become some sort of criminal and is a productive citizen I could care less who raises it.
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