Marriage and Family: LGBT Individuals and Same-Sex Couples

@article{Gates2015MarriageAF,
  title={Marriage and Family: LGBT Individuals and Same-Sex Couples},
  author={Gary J. Gates},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={67 - 87}
}
  • G. Gates
  • Published 1 October 2015
  • Psychology
  • The Future of Children
Summary:Though estimates vary, as many as 2 million to 3.7 million U.S. children under age 18 may have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender parent, and about 200,000 are being raised by same-sex couples.Much of the past decade’s legal and political debate over allowing same-sex couples to marry has centered on these couples’ suitability as parents, and social scientists have been asked to weigh in. After carefully reviewing the evidence presented by scholars on both sides of the issue, Gary… 

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