Friday, May 11, 2007

Does this upset you?

Study: Same-sex couples just as good, if not better, at parenting

OTTAWA -- Parenting by same-sex families is just as good -- if not slightly advantageous -- for children when compared to heterosexual families, a Justice Department study has concluded.

Commissioned by the then-Liberal federal government in 2003 at the height of the same-sex marriage debate, the academic study was not released until recently when its main author, Professor Paul Hastings at Concordia University, obtained it by making a request using the Access to Information Act.
I was reading something yesterday that made me laugh, just because of the ironic humour to it all: if there's a genetic link to homosexuality, it will be more present in societies where there's greater oppression of gays and lesbians. Gays and lesbians, after all, do not normally choose to live in reproductive, heterosexual relationships (ones where their genes are passed on) unless forced to by societal pressure.

So if you really wanted gays and lesbians to "weed themselves out" of the population, you'd let them live happy, open, lives free of judgment and persecution. They'd adopt children (and raise them as good as anyone else) and die having never passed their genes on. We wouldn't be wasting our time with arguments over marriage or whatnot, and we'd all be better off.

Clearly, this isn't going to happen.

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