Young adults from broken homes in which a parent had had a same-sex relationship reported modestly more psychological and social problems in their current lives than peers from other families that had experienced divorce and other disruptions, a new study has found, stirring bitter debate among partisans on gay marriage. The study counted parents as gay or lesbian by asking participants whether their parents had ever had a same-sex relationship; the parents may not have identified themselves as gay or lesbian. Gay-rights groups attacked the study, financed by conservative foundations, as biased and poorly done even before its publication on Sunday in the journal Social Science Research. But outside experts, by and large, said the research was rigorous, providing some of the best data yet comparing outcomes for adult children with a gay parent with those with heterosexual parents. But they also said the findings were not particularly relevant to the current debate over gay marriage or gay parenting. About half the study participants with a gay parent, as defined in the study, were born out of wedlock and half into a traditional family that broke up.
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We've seen quite a few responses to Teresa Harke's commentary on same-sex. Not in my generation," June 3 , including about 30 letters to the editor and comments online. Here are some of the letters we couldn't fit in the June 5 and June 6 print letters packages. Please limit your letter to words and include your home address and phone number for verification. You can also. I am in a committed, loving relationship with a kind, generous, wonderful human being who shares the same values as I do. The fact that we are both women does not lessen our love for one another, or negate our feelings.
Monica L Hurt
Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. The Sexual Continuum. I'm not a historian, but a quick read of the history of marriage makes it clear that it has evolved and changed throughout history and that the current version is a relatively recent phenomenon.
In , after 25 years of marriage and two children, Amity Buxton learned her husband's long-held secret -- he had "jilted" his gay lover to marry her. Her life was turned on its head. I couldn't trust my own judgment My identity was shattered. Buxton, who lives in California, said it was worse than finding out her husband was having an affair.