Gay Parenting

Gay Parenting

by Beth Rosenthal

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores the impact of gay parenting on children, the impact of gay families on society, what methods of parenthood should be available to same-sex partners, and what laws should regulate gay parenting.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737764239
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2012
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the Impact of Gay Parenting on Children?

Chapter Preface 18

1 Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents Are More Likely to Have Problems Walter Schumm 20

2 Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents Are Not More Likely to Have Problems Abbie Goldberg Suzanne Wilson 31

3 A Family Must Include a Mother and a Father Trayce Hansen 39

4 A Family Does Not Have to Include a Mother and a Father Ellen Friedrichs 45

5 Custody Case Highlights Artificiality of Same Sex Marriage Michael Medved 52

6 The Legal System Is Unfair to Gay Parents Camilla Taylor 57

7 The Definition of Parenthood Must Be Revised Drake Bennett 64

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 72

Chapter 2 How Do Gay Families Impact Society?

Chapter Preface 74

1 Gay Marriage Will Improve Society Michael Alvear 76

2 Gay Families Are Changing Society for the Worse Brian Camenker 83

3 Gay Families Are the Same as Traditional Families Rich Mkhondo 91

4 Gay Families Can Never Be the Same as Traditional Families Austin R. Nimocks 98

5 Gay Families Are a Threat to Religion James Heiser 106

6 Gay Families Are Not a Threat to Religion Douglas Murray 111

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 116

Chapter 3 What Methods of Parenthood Should Be Available to Gays and Lesbians?

Chapter Preface 118

1 Gays and Lesbians Should Be Allowed to Adopt Children John Ireland 120

2 Gays and Lesbians Should Not Be Allowed to Adopt Children Gregory K. Popcak 126

3 Gays and Lesbians Should Be Allowed to Be Foster Parents Todd Flowerday 133

4 Religious Discrimination Occurs When Gays Are Allowed to Be Foster Parents Dennis Sadowski 138

5 The Genetic Ties of Assisted Reproduction Must Be Considered Liza Mundy 144

6 Alternative Reproduction and Family Structures Will Continue to Evolve Mark Morford 152

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 158

Chapter 4 What Laws Should Regulate Gay Parenting?

Chapter Preface 160

1 Same-Sex Marriages Weaken Traditional Marriages David Blankenhorn 162

2 Same-Sex Marriage Bans Are a Threat to All Nontraditional Families Jonathan Rauch 171

3 Children of Gay Parents Support Legalized Gay Marriage Sarah Wildman 183

4 Same-Sex Partners and Parents Deserve the Same Legal Rights as Straight Couples Judith Davidoff 189

5 Unmarried Couples Do Not Deserve the Same Parenting Rights as Married Couples Sara Butler Nardo 198

6 As Surrogacy Becomes More Popular, Legal Problems Proliferate Mark Hansen 203

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 215

For Further Discussion 216

Organizations to Contact 218

Bibliography of Books 222

Index 228

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