Some men donate sperm for humanitarian reasons, others for money or both. Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. The courts ruled that "the applicant's transsexuality, in itself, without further evidence, would not constitute a material change in circumstances, nor would it be considered a negative factor in custody determination," marking a landmark case in family law whereby "a person's transsexuality is irrelevant on its own as a factor in his or her ability to be a good parent"  Additionally, Jay Wallace, a resident trans-man from Toronto, Canada, "was permitted to identify as Stanley's father on the province of Ontario's Statement of Live Birth Form," marking a decoupling of genetics and bio-sex in relation to parental roles. In a statement the Canadian Psychological Association released an updated statement on their and conclusions, saying, "The CPA recognizes and appreciates that persons and institutions are entitled to their opinions and positions on this issue. But Stacey suspects that gay men "will be the best parents on average," she said. Such a phenomenon does seem possible due to the desire of this population to offset and reverse negative images and discrimination. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint:
No matter how you slice it, Brodzinsky told LiveScience, gays and lesbians are highly interested in adoption as a group.
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It's a huge reservoir of potential parents who could get kids out of the instability of the foster system, Brodzinsky said. Queer studies Lesbian feminism Queer theory Transfeminism Lavender linguistics. But research on families headed by gays and lesbians doesn't back up these dire assertions. Studies and analyses include Bridget Fitzgerald's analysis of the research on gay and lesbian parenting, published in Marriage and Family Reviewwhich found that the available studies generally concluded that "the sexual orientation of parents is not an effective or important predictor of successful childhood development"  and Gregory M. Instead of asking whether gay parenting is bad for kids, I think we should ask how contemporary discourses of sexuality maintain the very idea that lesbian and gay families are essentially different and, indeed, deficient. Gay adoption recently caused controversy in Illinois, where Catholic Charities adoption services decided in November to cease offering services because the state refused funding unless the groups agreed not to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Second-parent adoption allowed 1.
Case of X, Y and Z v. Reuters Health - Even as parenting by same-sex couples becomes more common in the U. Patterson for the American Psychological Association found that the available data did not suggest higher rates of homosexuality among the children of lesbian or gay parents. The report didn't compare the adoption preferences of gay couples directly with those of heterosexual couples, said author David Brodzinsky, research director at the Institute and co-editor of "Adoption By Lesbians and Gay Men: Insemination is a method used mostly by lesbian couples. Archived from the original PDF on Gay adoption recently caused controversy in Illinois, where Catholic Charities adoption services decided in November to cease offering services because the state refused funding unless the groups agreed not to discriminate against gays and lesbians.