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  •  Same-sex parenting? (1+ / 0-)
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    Is that like, I'm a woman and I'm parenting a girl-child? as opposed to my relationship with my boy-child?

    We need a different vocabulary here, I think. If you mean "parenting by lesbian or gay male parents," singly or in pairs, say so. "Same-sex mother" is meaningless -- same as what/who? "Mother in an intimate relationship with another woman" may be what's meant. Raising a child as a sole parent? couples raising a child together?

    I realize the diarist is trying to summarize positive research findings in a helpful way. But either the researchers have the categories all mushed together, or the diarist has blurred the distinctions.

    •  Defining Parents & Labels: (0+ / 0-)

      After researching a proper term to use, I found "same-sex parent" used by the American Medical Association, The American Pediatric Association, The Washington Post and US News, among others. I understand what you're saying. Thanks for the comment.

      "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." Will Rogers

      by Weezerr1 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 03:51:13 AM PDT

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