Date registered: Feb 2005
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RE: Oregon court voids 3,000 gay marriages.
The first reaction from any kind of criticism (of gay families), is a knee-jerk, devils advocate defense, because people think the comments were motivated by closed mindedness, religiousness, or conservatism. The educated mind then moves past the first impression, and thinks deeper. The basic facts about gay family dynamics are that - The union between same sex adults is usually much more unstable, because of societal and legal presures that go along with the "alternative lifestyle" that is not mainstream. The bulk of society still does not accept this lifestyle, whether or not, it is fair or not. These issues do affect longevity of the union that ALSO negatively affects the children they have. Fact - Drug and alcohol abuse in this demographic is three times the amount than in hetros. Good for children? Definately NOT! HIV and the related illness are definate considerations also, since most (not all) gay men fall into this deadly demographic! HIV diagnosed, parent(s)? Want kids around HIV? NO!!! When people use the phrase,"All things being equal", I always balk. The dynamics of homosexual unions and hetro family units are completely different. Even in ideal conditions, raising healthy, mentally well adjusted kids is VERY DIFFICULT. Less than ideal conditions - only puts the child at risk for failure. Take a realistic look at YOUR life, BEFORE having children, because children must live with your decision, good or bad...
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