Same sex couples can have children the traditional way by birth but that doesn’t mean that having a child has to consist of being able to give birth to it. Hetero sexual couples that aren’t able to have children turn to adoption and same sex couples should be able to do the same thing. Adopting a child is a vast commitment that couples have dedicated themselves to. It takes lots of strength to raise a child and if a same sex couple wants to take on that commitment then they have the right to adopt a child because they are showing that they will love and raise the child. Making adoption for same sex couples fair would give the opportunity to gay couples to have children.
People now are more likely to adopted a child, hey become the legal parents of the child. Let’s not forget the teenager’s pregnancy and same sex marriage. Consequently, different forms of domestic arrangements now outnumber the traditional American
So why will the government not recognize civil unions? Many people, including myself have family members and friends who are same-sex couples that would like to honor their relationship with one of the most sacred traditions, marriage (Gay). I believe that the government should recognize civil unions, because everyone deserves the right to marry and be with who they want. If the government where to recognize same-sex marriage, it would benefit each state, as well as, the economy in general. Marriage would also grant same-sex couples the same medical, financial and social benefits that heterosexual couples have enjoyed for hundreds of years.
BODY Same sex couples have the ability to raise a child in the same aspect as heterosexual couples. Why is so hard for a non-heterosexual couple to adopt a child or even get married? We all would like to know that answer to that question. I feel that as long as the couple is happy a... ... middle of paper ... ...do you ask because they seem like they would be way cooler than just having mother and father. I know so many gays and lesbian that would love to be a parent and would rock at being one.
These groups have 70.1%, 70.1%, and 77.8% support for the death penalty respectively. The percentage of the first two are very close to the percentage of support for married individuals, while separated individuals have even more support for the death penalty than those who are currently married. In conclusion, it appears from the evidence that currently married individuals are more likely to support the death penalty than individuals who were never married. Hypothesis 2: Individuals without children are more likely to support capital punishment than other groups. From the data, this hypothesis appears to be false.
Parenting for gay and lesbian couples is becoming more common today than ever before. As the United States becomes more accepting of gay and lesbian rights, homosexual couples are building families of their own that include children. Many people believe gay and lesbian couples raising children are not a fit environment for children. However, research suggests child outcomes are the same for gay and lesbian parents and heterosexual parents. Coparenting between gay and lesbian couples does however have it's own characteristics.
Interracial Adoptions Interracial Adoptions is when a family adopts a child of another race or culture. Traditionally adoption has been a relatively straight forward procedure. Children were mostly adopted by heterosexual, dual-parent households of the same race. But, America is changing. American's are becoming more tolerant of interracial adoptions, adoptions by single-parent families and adoptions by gay and lesbian couples.
Ac-cording to the national census bureau “A family consists of two or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption residing in the same housing unit” (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Like everything in life family is changing. The percentage of non-traditional family is growing more and more. As mention before homosexual families are big parts of this evolution. But many wonder; what is parenthood?
In “Reflections on “Family Structure and Child Well-Being...”” compares cohabiting parents with single parents. The article argues that while cohabitation is not better than marriage, “findings showed that cohabiting parents were closer to single parent families than married parent families in terms of economic disadvantage” (Thomson, McLanahan, 2012, 45). Thomson and McLanahan (2012) argue that children who grow with both biological parents who are cohabiting have more similarities with children who grow up... ... middle of paper ... ...Family, 75(5), 1070-1083. doi:10.1111/jomf.12053 Sweeney, M. M. (2010). Remarriage and stepfamilies: Strategic sites for family scholarship in the 21st century. Journal of Marriage & Family, 72(3), 667-684. doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00724.x Thomson, E., & McLanahan, S. S. (2012).
My grandparents on my mother and father’s side of the family view marriage exclusively as a union of two people, each of the opposite sex. My parents, who are in there forties, have the same view of marriage. While I am not completely comfortable with the idea of same-sex marriage, I am much more accepting of it than either my parents or grandparents. Some might find it odd that I do not have the same feelings concerning same-sex marriage as my parents and grandparents; they, after all, have provided me with the foundation of my belief system. What many people seem to forget, however, is that many factors influence how an individual feels about same-sex marriage.