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  •  There's actually some evidence (25+ / 0-)

    That lesbians do the best job of anyone in raising kids:

    Makes sense.  Less risk of physical or sexual abuse, and a relatively high rate of family stability and long-term partnership. Maybe this is just a bias of mine, but on average it seems to me that women may be slightly more nurturing than men.  

    I know two lesbian couples raising kids, and they are among the best parents I've ever met.  They both have boys and are careful to make sure their boys have male role models - relatives and friends.  They are not distorting their kids' sexuality in any way (IMO sexual orientation is pre-programmed anyway) and they are not preventing these boys from any of the sort of boy stuff boys like to do, and they are certainly not hating on men.  They love their sons just the same as straight mothers.  They love each other just the same as straight couples.  They have healthy relationships with men, they just don't want to sleep with them. Why that should have any bearing on their abilities as parents is beyond me.

    The resistence and the hate just doesn't compute.  Knowing these couples, it's simply impossible to oppose marriage equality or their inherent right to have and raise children.  I can't see how any reasonable person could be against them unless one is ruled by some bizarre misinterpretation of religious texts, or unless one is carrying around some serious hate in one's heart.  

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 01:34:56 PM PDT

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