The Pros And Cons Of Gay People

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Have you ever wanted to have children? Marriage? Adoption? Maybe even foster a child? In the recent news, same-sex marriage has become legal. This allows men to marry men and women to marry women. This is a huge stride for many people within the community but despite what some people may believe, this doesn’t solve all of the problems. In the United States, some states allow the people who preform marriage services, like government employees or court officiates, can refuse to do ceremonies because of religious beliefs. For some people there is a need or want to have children all throughout their lives. For others, children are too much of burden and cause chaos. For those whose dream to one day be a parent, there is sad truth that some …show more content…
It may come to a surprise that some gay people don’t agree with letting gay people adopt. I recently interview with Aaron Parker. Aaron Parker is young man the LGBT community who would one day like to have children. I asked him a few questions how he felt about the issue. The first question I asked was what aspect do you believe a person or couples in the LGBT community makes good parents? He responded with that they could be sympathetic when their children get bullied because they know what it is like. He also pointed out that they understand what it feels like to be treated differently. The next thing I wanted to know what how he believed they made bad parents. He said that there’s not enough monogamy when it come the gay community. Aaron also believes that not all people make bad parent who are apart of this community but its normal case by case. Finally in his opinion he thinks that when it comes to adoption and who should be able to he thinks it should be but with lots of restrictions and they also should do home studies for couples (A. Parker, Personal communication, Nov 16, 2015). Aaron is a good example of someone whose opinion matters because he is the future of this community and the today’s …show more content…
Many supporters of this topic, have done much research to why people in the LGBT community make good parents. There has been much debate about whether or not lesbian and gay parents make better or worse parents. A recent study in 2011 from the New York University done by a women named Judith Stacey who is a Sociologist. Along with a man from University of California whose name was Tim Biblarz who is a Sociologist. They found that lesbian couples and heterosexual couples make equally and or have no difference between them. It showed that both raised successful children in both situation. Lesbians tend to be more committed when having a child, because it takes more for them to have one. The same was said for gay men, since they have to try even harder that make them also committed. One issue that may effect the relationship between lesbian parents is one might feel more attached because she delivered the child. This doesn’t disqualify them from being good parents. People who do not support the issue, say that children need to be raised in home with both a mother and a father. There have been studies done to prove that the theory is true. Although these studies were done to prove the theory right, it never compared it gay or lesbian couples. The studies only compared single parents and heterosexual couples. Many people views these studies wrong though;

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