Why gay parents may be the best parents

Research on families headed by gay and lesbian parents shows that we may bring talents to the job that straight parents don’t. Gay parents “tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents,” said Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts who researches gay and lesbian parenting. Gays and lesbians rarely become parents by accident, compared with an almost 50 percent accidental pregnancy rate among heterosexuals, Goldberg said. “That translates to greater commitment on average and more involvement.” In addition, our kids kids may have the advantage of open-mindedness, tolerance and role models for equitable relationships, according to some research.

[via LiveScience.com]

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