Wednesday, November 17, 2004

For Spin'ster

There's a new study out that will get all those Right Wing Fundie Christian Fascists in a lather. Watch for Hannity and all the rest to focus on this one in the next few days. But it appears on first blush that Teens With Same-Sex Parents Well-Adjusted. Yeah, kids raised by two Moms are pretty much not different at all from kids with a Mom and a Dad.

Better still, I think, though some of those Christian Fundies might not, is this report from down in the bible belt, the New Orleans Times Picayune, which notes. . .

That doesn't mean there aren't differences between children raised by gay parents and those of heterosexual parents, she said.

For example, boys raised by gay parents tend to be less aggressive, more nurturing and more sexually restrained than those raised in heterosexual families. Girls raised by gay parents tend to be more sexually adventurous and self-confident, Stacey said.

In general, the studies say, when children of gay parents become young adults, they are more likely to have had or considered same-sex relationships, though they are no more likely than children of straight parents to identify themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but I'm happy to present good news.

Psst! Spin'ster! Don't worry about the little ones over Thanksgiving. They will be fine. I'll let them pull on my beard.