To Child Development
We have and still are passing through a very turbulent period of history, and the traditional idea of what a family used to be is becoming extinct. Divorces, separations, single mothers, adopted children have given new meaning to the word family, and the latest deviations to join the group are gay parenting. No matter how broad minded a person may be, there is a possibility that even though some people may support all of the above mentioned cases of different family types, when it comes to gay parenting we should start having doubts. This research essay will delve into the issue of gay parenting and try to understand the implications for the most important part of a family, which is the child. It is impossible to start commenting on the issue of gay parenting before addressing the issue of homosexuality. Homosexuals have been struggling for years to get the world to accept them in the same way that we readily accept heterosexuals. The state of California has become a trendsetter in this regard because of two men, Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen who planned to re-package homosexuality. RealWomenca.com explained that their goal is to get society to not view homosexuals as “immoral” human beings. It has been known for quite some time that homosexuals are desirous of having society accept their ways and behavior pattern as we do heterosexuals, and they would like us to recognize that they are just as important to a society as heterosexuals (2007). “Hence homosexuals were portrayed as a normal bunch of people and not like the exhibitionists or drag queens as they were seen earlier. It made a lot of difference in the public perception, judiciary and in the political arena. It seemed as if supporting the gay community was seen as the next best liberal thing to do. In spite of all this religious bodies were always against it” (RealWomenca.com, 2007)....