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Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America's Children

From: The Future of Children
Volume 15, Number 2, Fall 2005
pp. 97-113 | 10.1353/foc.2005.0018


Same-sex marriage, barely on the political radar a decade ago, is a reality in America. How will it affect the well-being of children? Some observers worry that legalizing same-sex marriage would send the message that same-sex parenting and opposite-sex parenting are interchangeable, when in fact they may lead to different outcomes for children.