Mothering: Ideology, Experience, and Agency (Perspectives on

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What will you do if you do not agree or when circumstances change? Volkan (Eds.), The homosexualities and the therapeutic process(pp. 47-73). The vignettes were identical except that the couples' sexual orientation was depicted as gay male, lesbian, or heterosexual, and the child was either a girl or boy. It is an inherent trait, just as being heterosexual is. Identity Transformation During the Transition to Parenthood Among Same-Sex Couples: An Ecological, Stress-Strategy-Adaptation Perspective "These are represented by Arrow E inFigure 1.

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Only the Good Parts

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When heterosexual parents separate and can't agree on custody terms, courts will step in to resolve the troubles, but gay and lesbian couples don't usually have these built-in protections. Cameron's research is methodologically suspect. His key findings in this area have not been replicated and are contradicted by the reputable published research. However, getting angry at, or being disappointed in your kid for something they really, honestly, truly have no control over is not fair, and is only going to alienate them.

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Politics of the Heart: A Lesbian Parenting Anthology

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This extends from some children having to - deal with the loss of a primary parent to acceptance of a new one. I am sure there are plenty of couples out west and up north that are foster parents or who have adopted. You can read his touching coming out letter here. Patterson (1995c) recognized that, in heterosexual families, the allocation of household labor (cooking, laundry, etc.) and childcare still occurs along gendered lines and investigated the extent to which these divisions occurred in lesbian families.

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Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social

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Detailed accounts are obtained of the child's behavior and the parent's response to it, with particular reference to interactions relating to warmth and control. They tell you that you are no longer welcome to hang out there, and you need to leave. Utilizes interviews with historians, psychiatrists and writers blended with rare archival footage to illuminate the growing debate on the origins of sexual preference. 1995. 48 min. It would be important to know, for example, whether children who are born to gay parents seem to run into less (or more) trouble if their parents are married.

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Nurturing Success: Successful Women of Color and Their

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Everyone with the potential to successfully parent a child in foster care or adoption is entitled to fair and equal consideration." Coparenting among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples: associations with adopted children’s outcomes. Fears and misunderstandings about homosexuality are wide spread. Alito Jr. said it might be wise to move slowly because gay parenting was still new. "We have five years of information to weigh against 2,000 years of history," Kennedy said.

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Out from Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting

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The Final Closet: The Gay Parents' Guide for Coming Out to Their Children. The process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. S.-- catering specifically to gays and lesbians -- that are available now or planned for the near future. Your kids have plenty of time to figure their own feelings out, and when the time comes, make sure you let them know that you love them no matter what. Conducted a comparative study between 1977 and 1981 of both lesbian and heterosexual mothers, focusing on the different kinds of support systems that they employ to meet both emotional and material needs for themselves and their children.

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Mothers in Academia

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It seems like there is nothing you didn't cover. Affection and nurturing qualities are more common with peers. -Children raised in lesbian households tend to have a more open mind about relationships, both heterosexual and homosexual. -Sons were less likely to be sexually adventurous when raised by a lesbian couple. Elementary school teachers who feel uncomfortable around students of gay or lesbian parents may cause a lasting negative impact on students' self-esteem and general well-being.

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The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood

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In terms of gender identity and sexual preference, children of gay fathers appear to fall within normal limits and are not more likely to be homosexual then children reared by heterosexual fathers. SanFrancisco icons, Del Martin and Phylllis Lyon areknown as the founders of the modern lesbian civilrights movement. I do not think voters should be able to decide where our children are placed. But the court did not think it proven that the laws on marriage had been animated by any intention to discriminate against women, lesbians, and gays in the way that other laws, in the past, had discriminated against blacks.... [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] In Favor of Same Sex Marriage - Equality for all.

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Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken

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And I can (entirely) Answers re the list: At this time in my life, I must admit that I sexually). Concurrently, throughout the late 1970s, as social activism in the gay and lesbian communities was nurturing the growth of a new sense of dignity among lesbians and gay men, adult lesbians and gays became increasingly willing to identify themselves openly. The great concern of gay and lesbian parents is that their children will be stigmatised by their parents sexual orientation" (Berk, 2000, Pg 577).

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Love Song For Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the

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We present data gathered from 151 Australian lesbian parents who answered questions about their own and their families' perceived strengths. Adding credibility, Perrin says, is the high retention rate -- 93% of the original participants are still being followed. "Very few people have been able to do that," she says. "That makes the data very valuable." Girls’ narratives showed more affection than boys’ and were more strongly associated with mothers’ interview measures, suggesting that girls’ play narratives reveal a more accurate picture of family relationships.

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