Posts Tagged same-sex couples

Why same-sex parents have healthier and happier kids

Sorry, bitter homophobes. It turns out having two mommies or two daddies doesn’t make you a sick and unhappy child. A new study not only debunks this claim but suggests that kids raised by lesbian or gay parents score better when it comes to measures like family cohesion and general health. And the potential reason may — or may not — surprise you. 

Sorry, bitter homophobes. It turns out having two mommies or two daddies doesn’t make you a sick and unhappy child. A new study not only debunks this claim but suggests that kids raised by lesbian or gay parents ...

Louisiana passes bill limiting surrogacy to married (heterosexual) couples

For today’s dose of anti-choice fuckery…

A bill has successfully passed the Louisiana House that requires “intended parents” to be married in order to be eligible for surrogacy. The bill states:

 “‘Intended parents’ means married persons who contribute their gametes to be used in assisted reproduction, and who enter into an enforceable gestational surrogacy contract, as defined in this Chapter, with a gestational carrier pursuant to which they will be the legal parents of the child resulting from that assisted reproduction.”

As if the aforementioned isn’t bad enough, Louisiana law also has an effective ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions. So, same-sex couples, in addition to unmarried couples, and single folks are not eligible to use a ...

For today’s dose of anti-choice fuckery…

A bill has successfully passed the Louisiana House that requires “intended parents” to be married in order to be eligible for surrogacy. The bill states:

 “‘Intended ...

Quick Hit: Same-sex couple wins high school’s cutest couple

In the midst of so much daunting coverage of queer youth, including homelessness rates and suicides, this really warms my heart.

Brad and Dylan won the sacred “Cutest Couple” title for their senior class this year. According to HuffPo, they are the first same-sex couple to win the title at their school. And not only that, they’re receiving tons of support and love from folks online.

There is hope for us after all.

In the midst of so much daunting coverage of queer youth, including homelessness rates and suicides, this really warms my heart.

Brad and Dylan won the sacred “Cutest Couple” title for their ...

Quick hit: You can have all the sexes, ultimately, it’s good parenting that matters

Yup, a new study released in Great Britain finds that children of same-sex parents are thriving. Via Think Progress, the study by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering released today has found that concerns about same-sex families are “unfounded.”

The report released by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) details the experiences of 130 adoptive families, 49 of which are run by heterosexual couples, 41 by gay men and 40 by lesbian parents.

Carried out by Cambridge University’s Center for Family Research into adoptive parenting, its release today (4 March) coincides with LGBT Adoption and Fostering week.

Professor Susan Golombok, director of the Centre for Family Research and co-author of the report, has said: ‘Overall we found markedly more similarities ...

Yup, a new study released in Great Britain finds that children of same-sex parents are thriving. Via Think Progress, the study by the British Association of Adoption and Fostering released today has found that concerns about same-sex ...