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[–] PeBeFri 10 points -6 points (+4|-10) ago 

Children are molested or otherwise abused by their heterosexual parents or guardians all the time. The story of this woman is harrowing and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone, but in terms of the gay adoption debate, it amounts to little more than anecdotal evidence.

Now, a study showing that children are significantly more at risk of abuse at the hands of gay adoptive parents as opposed to straight adoptive parents... That would change some minds regarding the issue.


[–] Shekelstein6M 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 


[–] PeBeFri 5 points -5 points (+0|-5) ago  (edited ago)

All right, that's something. But if the statistics only show an advantage of being raised by one's biological parents rather than gay adoptive parents, it might only indicate an advantage over being adopted in general. Are there studies that control for this, and show a distinct advantage among children adopted by straight couples as opposed to same-sex couples?


[–] Problematic 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Who is going to fund research like that or do the research on topics like that in these times? They’d be a total persona non grata


[–] AndrewBlazeIt 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

Found the NAMBLA member.