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The LGBT community needs to show that they genuinely care about children by listening to and valuing the feelings and insights of those raised in their community. To deflect attention onto the fact that not all heterosexual relationships are successful does not change the fact that same sex couples cannot provide the biological elements required for a family unit. Marriage will always be about family and children will always be a crucial part of that model. Children need both a mother and father to understand their identity. We see the need to understand ones biological history from the many adopted children who at some point in their lives go searching for their birth mother and father to understand their identity more fully. The LGBT community need to recognise that a child being raised with both biological parents wherever humanly possible is a valid human right for children. I applaud those who have been raised in the LGBT community having the courage to speak about their experiences and their belief that traditional marriage is the best way to protect children’s rights. The sexual confusion experienced by children raised in LGBT communities and the disadvantage of being robbed of either a father or mother are issues that cannot be overlooked. The abuse these grown children have suffered because they have a different viewpoint from gay activists is shameful. I also do not support IVF or surrogacy services being provided to single people as it automatically denies a child their human rights from birth and puts that child at greater disadvantage. Children are the most vulnerable people in our society and we must do all we can the protect their rights. As Jimmy Carter rightly said, ‘The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens’.

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(New Orleans, LA, Jan 13th 2015) - As the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals considers whether to strike down laws in three states banning same-sex "marriage," four adult children of homosexual parents have filed court briefings arguing that government-sanctioned homosexual unions could lead to disaster for thousands of kids.

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"When we institutionalize same-sex marriage... we move from permitting citizens the freedom to live as they choose, to promoting same-sex headed households. Now we are normalizing a family structure where a child will always be deprived daily of one gender influence and the relationship with at least one natural parent. Our cultural narrative becomes one that, in essence, tells children that they have no right to the natural family structure or their biological parents, but that children simply exist for the satisfaction of adult desires." -Katy Faust

"Lesbian and Gay Parenting" is a joint publication of APA's: Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Committee on Children, Youth, and Families (CYF).

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Having said that, it also concerns me that some children of same sex parents write that the gay community have not had real regard for children beyond being ‘property’. That simply is a sad observation that I do not believe adequately represents reality.

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Thank you for raising some important issues to consider in the debate regarding homosexual marriage. In reading this article it concerns me that children may be exposed to the’politics’ of gay life and have views forced on them by homosexual parents that seek to promote their lifestyle as superior to others.

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I can see why children deserve both a mother and a father. I agree with this and wish that this was always possible – yet I also know of many cases where heterosexual marriages have damaged children in a far greater way than same sex parents.

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The stories and testimonies of these adults about their childhood are valid and I have empathy for them. However I am sure they were brought up by parents that were not married so what difference would it make if they were married? Gay marriage is something that would not see more children raised in society by same sex parents because two females or two males cannot produce children. They would have to go through the same expensive, time consuming & taxing avenues as they can already legally do right now. Where is the argument here?

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Yes we absolutely should discuss the rights of children in the context of gay marriage. However, as a gay man it is extremely offensive and a very dangerous generalisation to suggest ALL gay parents have innapropriate motives when it comes to raising children. It shows a lack of understanding of the complexity of people, sexuality and relationships.