Just kidding guys, it’s us. We’re the monsters.” — Daniel Sloss. Do I have your attention? No worries, I have more LOLs for you at the end of this post.
The “non-traditional” family has included parents of the same gender, although this will hopefully be seen as a less taboo occurrence. Oppositions to same-sex parents have definitely come up since the legalization as same-sex marriage. These oppositions include concerns for the child’s emotional and social abilities. CNN has an article discussing a study that proves that this is not true. Although previous studies have shown that there are negative emotional effects of having same-sex parents, a new study was shown that previous research did not control for things such as divorce, income, or poor physical/mental health.
As discussed in lecture, the purpose of the public family is to produce public goods, such as good citizenship, productive workforce, and informal caregiving. And as far as I know, the gender of the humans producing those public goods does not necessarily have anything to do with actually producing the public goods.
What do you guys think of same-sex parents, and the criticisms they receive?
And children who come from a household with parents of the same gender are no different from any other, except maybe slightly better dressed. (Note: Please watch that)