Parenting and Sexual Orientation

US News and World Report offers a summary of an upcoming article to be published in the journal Pediatrics concerning children raised in lesbian households. The article, which will be published in next month's issue, reports that those children fare better emotionally and socially than do parents raised in heterosexual households. The article has not yet been published, and I have not read the article or evaluated its methodology, etc. What is interesting to me now is the comments that accompany the article. As with many online commentary forums, the discussion is quite polarized along ideological lines. You may not want to wade through all 150+ comments, but perusing a few of them conveys the passion of social debate. Whether or not that debate is enlightening as well as passionate, well, that is a different question!

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