Running head: GAY PARENTING
Gay Parenting and Adoption
Introductory Sociology 300
March 12, 2014
There is much controversy reguarding same sex marragies and
Gay Parenting and Gay Adoption
There has been much heated debate concerning the morality and quality of life that children in same sex marriages could face. They may fail to allocate time to issues that affect children living in the same sex environment, which could ultimately affect the child’s health and quality of life. According to Askeland (2006), homogeneous marriages lack the crucial parent and children bond that strengthens traditional (husband and wife) marriages. Both gay and lesbian families may value other issues such as investments and development more than the care and well being of the adopted children.
According to the Structural Functional System (Family Systems Theory), every member of a family has a rule to respect and crucial roles to play. Every member of the family must respond to each other as expected by the rule. Homogenous families lack crucial members of the family in order to make the system complete. For instance, a lesbian relationship does not have a father to serve the responsibilities of a male parent. Likewise, a gay relationship does not have a mother. This means that the family would lack the loving motherhood environment to the children (Glenn, 2002).
Although many people have supported same sex marriage and adoption of a child, it is likely that children who are brought up such an atmosphere may face greater challenges in their later life. For example, they may not find the essence of respecting the traditional marriages. Children in same-sex households have a higher probability rate to engage in homosexual activity themselves (Dr Stacey/Timothy J. Biblarz). Many religious believers and organizations are determined to reject anything that is related with the homogenous marriages. They have a stronghold on traditional marriages...