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Gay parenting

Author: Beth Rosenthal
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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This volume explores the topics relating to children raised by gay or lesbian couples by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Rosenthal
ISBN: 9780737764222 0737764228 9780737764239 0737764236
OCLC Number: 783171166
Description: 245 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 What is the impact of gay parenting on children? : Children of lesbian and gay parents are more likely to have problems / Walter Schumm, as told to LifeSiteNews.com --
Children of lesbian and gay parents are not more likely to have problems / Abbie Goldberg, as told to Suzanne Wilson --
A family must include a mother and a father / Trayce Hansen --
A family does not have to include a mother and a father / Ellen Friedrichs --
Custody case highlights artificiality of same sex marriage / Michael Medved --
The legal system is unfair to gay parents / Camilla Taylor --
The definition of parenthood must be revised / Drake Bennett. Ch. 2 How do gay families impact society? : Gay marriage will improve society / Michael Alvear --
Gay families are changing society for the worse / Brian Camenker --
Gay families are the same as traditional families / Rich Mkhondo --
Gay families can never be the same as traditional families / Austin R. Nimocks --
Gay families are a threat to religion / James Heiser --
Gay families are not a threat to religion / Douglas Murray. Ch. 3 What methods of parenthood should be available to gays and lesbians? : Gays and lesbians should be allowed to adopt children / John Ireland --
Gays and lesbians should not be allowed to adopt children / Gregory K. Popcak --
Gays and lesbians should be allowed to be foster parents / Todd Flowerday --
Religious discrimination occurs when gays are allowed to be foster parents / Dennis Sadowski --
The genetic ties of assisted reproduction must be considered / Liza Mundy --
Alternative reproduction and family structures will continue to evolve / Mark Morford. Ch. 4 What laws should regulate gay parenting? : Same-sex marriages weaken traditional marriages / David Blankenhorn --
Same-sex marriage bans are a threat to all nontraditional families / Jonathan Rauch --
Children of gay parents support legalized gay marriage / Sarah Wildman --
Same-sex partners and parents deserve the same legal rights as straight couples / Judith Davidoff --
Unmarried couples do not deserve the same parenting rights as married couples / Sara Butler Nardo --
As surrogacy becomes more popular, legal problems proliferate / Mark Hansen.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Beth Rosenthal, book editor.

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This volume explores the topics relating to children raised by gay or lesbian couples by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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