Friday, 2 December 2011

LGBT people make bad parents? Sure?

It's amazing the lies the far-right tell to make you think they're open-minded. There's a sadly deluded person at who buys into the ultra-Catholic ultra-right doctrine ('cause it ain't science) of NARTH that homosexuality is mostly, if not entirely, environmental: i.e. you weren't born that way.

This one is an absolute cracker: Daughters of Lesbian Parents More Likely to Engage in Same-Sex Behavior and Identify as Bisexual.

Evidence to substantiate that doctrine draws upon small-sample studies of girls born to lesbian mothers. Not adopted. So naturally, if there is a strong genetic element to homosexuality, you'd expect to see more of it in natural children, while in adopted children incidence should be closer to overall population average. If it's environmental, incidence should be the same for both groups.

Oddly enough, there's no information on adopted daughters. I see the blogger claims an oddly-appropriate BS in Political Science (where I live, that's a BA, but what the hell. This is funnier). He should therefore know better.

So here's a beautifully articulate young man to explain what it's like growing up in a family where both nurturing parents are of the same sex:

Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls has two mothers, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.

The fight to to keep marriage equality in Iowa continues, help us support Iowans like Zach.
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1 comment:

TalkingWithYaleCohn said...

Here’s our interview with
Zach where he talks about what it was like growing up with two mothers, what
led him to decide to go and speak before the House of Representatives, how his
life has changed after this speech thrust him into the public eye, and what
other young people can do to fight for equality and speak out against