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You are of course entitled to your opinion about them being coached by the show, but as their parents we are privy to the actual facts. We were as surprised as anyone that Rainer said what he did on Ellen. Surprised but still very proud. All the best to you. Terri Muuss



Ellen has finally done it, using kids to support her gay lifestyle and her support of Obama, which I guess is OK if the children knew what they were talking about. I firmly believe the parents coached their children Atticus and Rainer to say those things to Ellen knowing Ellen would approve. It was awful, but that's my right to express my opinion.

Ellen "What is going on in this election year?"

Rainer "Well... I think Barack Obama should win it, um, uh, instead of Mitt Romney"

Ellen "Some people agree with you there", "Instead of Mitt Romney? Why do you say that?"

Rainer "Because, um, uh, (clears throat), well Barack Obama um, uh, said that, men, men and men can marry each other, and woman and woman can marry each other. And I think that is right"

Ellen laughs... then says "I really like you"

I don't know where you stand on same sex marriage and I don't care, I don't care what other people do in their life concerning being with someone in a same sex relationship. I think, it is gross and shouldn't happen, but it doesn't matter what I think. I do believe if you choose that lifestyle, same sex relationship, you shouldn't pretend to be something your not. Instead of saying it is a "mental" condition or you were born "gay" and or you just love the same sex that's fine then be with the same sex and don't pretend to be MAN & WOMAN.

Ellen is a perfect example of this, she is the "MAN" or "Butch" of her relationship with wife Portia, it is obvious with Ellen wearing short hair, and suits... whereas Portia is the woman of the relationship. Of the couples of "Gay" people I've know, seen, in all cases but one there is a portrayal of man and woman in their same sex relationship. The "Butch" woman being resembled as a man, in a woman and woman relationship, and the prissy man who likes to be 'girly" in the man and man relationship. This is sickening and I am against it.

Now if you are in a same sex relationship and you both act like men, or women, not pretending to be a normal man and woman relationship, then Kudos to you for being you and not fake. I still think it is nasty, gross, disturbing but hey that doesn't mean I am going to treat you any different. Just don't push your values on to me.

So many stereotypes in the world, but is it about the same rights as married couples that is the hot topic. Civil Union rights allow employers to provide benefits to same sex couples employees but a man and woman relationship (NOT MARRIED) can't get benefits because they aren't married. This I believe is also unfair, but the excuse "the gay can't marry, so it's only fair", I guess that is all about to change, and I believe Barack Obama is GAY and likes men.

I'm sure I read that somewhere, but I don't care who is doing who. It is the motive behind his statement "I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” - May 9, 2012," (read his quotes not supporting it until this year)

I beleive this is only to get re-elected using those who choose to be in a same sex marriage as his backing. I don't like Obama, I don't like being forced into something I don't want to have, do, but you can't fight the government.
 

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Brick Layer 25/05/2012 06:08:18
To my knowledge there is one species of fish which can undertake a metamorphasis to actually change to a different gender during certain certain circumstances so they can propagate. There are many asexual species, but rare in animals, which propagate.

Man is the only creature practicing same sex relationships, for reasons not related to procreation, going against the laws of mother nature. Condone if you wish, but the old saying goes "It's not nice to fool mother nature". She will retaliate in one form or another for such a practice.

There is nothing wrong with friendship but this does not constitute a marriage.
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caleb 28/05/2012 10:02:47
That is completely untrue.
"A 1999 review by researcher Bruce Bagemihl shows that homosexual behavior has been observed in close to 1,500 species, ranging from primates to gut worms, and is well documented for 500 of them.[1][2]"
[1] ^ a b c d e Bruce Bagemihl, Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, St. Martin's Press, 1999; ISBN 0-312-19239-8
[2] ^ Harrold, Max (1999-02-16). "Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity". The Advocate, reprinted in Highbeam Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2007-09-10.

It's not for "reasons... related to procreation", why would homosexual behavior even benefit a species in terms of procreation?
Also, in reference to the article in question; 1: you shouldn't say something is disgusting just because of hearsay and your own unsupported speculation (ie that the children were coached to say that, there is no way of knowing, and also who's to say that it isn't their own opinion? Do you think all children believe homosexuality is wrong from the get-go?), and 2: your opinion on same sex partners "pretending" is vague and very confusing to me. Same sex couples don't enter into a relationship and then decide one should be the "man" and the other the "woman", these are two human beings who have their own personalities and dispositions; i.e. a "butch" woman or a "girly" man. That is who they are, they're not pretending anything, to act in accordance with your irrelevant standards would be pretending, not the other way around.
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Brick Layer 28/05/2012 18:17:55
Read below my comment and then the author's work "Homosexuality Animal Myth". <NEXT>
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Misty 28/05/2012 15:18:04
Thank you Caleb, finally someone who is not homophobic and bashing people based on myths!! It is sad people can't be themselves because of others who are not comfortable with their own sexuality. I am straight but have no problem with people being able to have the same freedoms I have.
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Misty 26/05/2012 22:21:26
I just learned tonight that male giraffes mate with other males more often than females!!
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Brick Layer 27/05/2012 07:10:34
I have read the article on wikipedia about homosexuality in animals.

"Although homosexual behavior is very common in the animal world, it seems to be very uncommon that individual animals have a long-lasting predisposition to engage in such behavior to the exclusion of heterosexual activities. Thus, a homosexual orientation, if one can speak of such thing in animals, seems to be a rarity."
(Quote taken from Wikipedia)

I don't aspire to develop my character from animal behaviour. If others do that's fine.
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Misty 27/05/2012 08:46:28
Wikipedia is not a good source, it is just like this site anyone can write a article on there. If you use it on a college paper you will get points knocked off. I am not the one who brought up animal behavior you are. This article shows the ignorance still in the world today. You would think people would of learned about discrimination and equal rights by now but I guess some people are still in the dark ages. Why is it anyone's business who people marry, is it hurting you? I have always been straight and never experimented with women but I don't think that other people shouldn't have the same rights as I do because they love differently then me, it is no different then when blacks were not allowed to marry white!! Gay and lesbian individuals can no more pick their sexuality then their skin color. There was a time I was also homophobic but that was before I researched the topic and talked to people in same sex relationships to see that they can't pick who they love any more than I picked my husband. If you want accurate references googlescholar.com is the page to use not wikipedia. Unless you are free of sin I would stop throwing stones, the bible does not teach us to hate or to judge others.
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Brick Layer 27/05/2012 16:28:39
Since you also like to quote the Bible. Did God not decree upon man, divide and be fruitful? How you going to accomplish this with the same sex?
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Brick Layer 27/05/2012 16:13:13
It is not a trait nature designed to perpetuate species. No where have I mentioned hate or made a judgement. My opinion is, I don't condone the practice, nor do I hate anyone who practices it. I know such people and they know not to display anything in my presence, except their friendship.
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Misty 27/05/2012 17:23:15
If sex is only for making babies then I have been committing a sin every time I have had sex with my husband for the last 12 years since I got my tubes burnt closed, most of the world is in big trouble. I have read the bible several time but I go with what is in my heart along with the bible. I just can't see condeming my kids to hell for loving someone of the same sex. If God loves us like I love my kids they would have to do something pretty bad before I would send them to hell. Same sex relationships are nothing new they have been going on since man first walked the earth, people are just fighting for equal rights now and people who don't understand that it is part of who they are want to keep them from having equal rights. I know the bible says to love everyone and not to judge and I also know that not everyone believes in the bible so why should they be forced to live under the laws of the bible? I have studied so much about sexality the past year and from what I have learned I don't know why someone would just decide to be gay or lesbian with all the hate and judgement put against them. I believe we love who we love and the government shouldn't be able to tell anyone they can't do that or tell them who to marry. I believe in equal rights for everyone. Church and government should be seperate, we should not be governed based on one belief when this county is a melting pot of many different cultures and beliefs. People with disabilites have been denied right for years and they are also fighting for equal rights and I can tell you there are people who believe they should still be locked away, hidden from society. If I am going to fight for people's rights it is going to be all people not just the ones that are based on my beliefs. Being an advocate means to fight for anyone who is being denied equal rights.
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Brick Layer 27/05/2012 18:37:34
I think prostitutes and polygamists should be loved and advocated for too. They're only doing what they feel is right to survive and not hurting anyone. Just getting more sex and love shouldn't be immoral or illegal. Why hate that? Been around forever too in the history of the world.

BTW thank you for advocating for the disabled.
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Misty 27/05/2012 20:18:16
Do you really have gay and lesbian friends that you tell not to show affection in front of you? How does that work out for you? Do you tell your straight friends the same thing or just the same sex couples? Polygamist are following their religious beliefs. Prostitution spreads disease and is not an example of love but just sex for money, there is no relationship between the people involved. There is a difference between love and sex. When you are in a relationship you aren't paying for love, big difference.
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Brick Layer 27/05/2012 22:25:02
Yes I have and it worked out well, because I have politely parted their company when it happened and later returned. I informed them my friendship with them counted on this not occurring in the future and we are still friends out of that respect. Oddly I never noticed my straight couple friends displaying anything of such nature. But if they did it would depend on how graphic they display, as I don't enjoy watching lustful affection like what happened with my aforementioned friends. A peck on the cheek, fine. Anything other, do it in the bedroom.

I got news for you if if prostitution was a legal profession it would be ALOT safer than casual sex, cause their livelyhood depends on it. The act of sex for sale is a relationship, a sexual relantionship in a brief amount of time. There are hidden costs in any relationship. During a divorce one will find this out. Love you say is what it is about? Convince those who go through a divorce, of that, in a reationship.

po·lyg·a·my/pəˈligəmē/

Noun:
1.The practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time.
2.A pattern of mating in which an animal has more than one mate of the opposite sex

Says nothing of religious practices.
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Misty 28/05/2012 12:10:36
Just a little information for the obvious homophobia, recent studies have shown that people who are homophobic have problems with their own sexuality.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/homophobic-maybe-youre-gay.html

http://www.pqmonthly.com/2012/04/new-study-shows-homophobes-do-indeed-repress-their-own-sexuality/

http://www.edgeboston.com/news/national/news//131805/study:_authoritarian_parenting_and_sexual_confusion_lead_to_homophobia_

I could post more but you get the point. I guess due to being comfortable with my own sexuality it doesn't bother me that others are comfortable with theirs. It is sad that people who you claim to be friends have to hide who they are in front of you.
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Brick Layer 28/05/2012 16:15:20
I don't like people who pick there nose in font of me either. probosciphobic
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Brick Layer 28/05/2012 16:05:55
OK maybe I'm hetero phobic too, but I was born this way baby and love it.
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Paula Jarrett 28/05/2012 05:54:53
Maybe Misty meant those "cults" where there is one male, and he has several wives?? I've seen stuff like that on TV.
If they make "their" religion, then people might be more accepting of them. Open marriages...is that the same as swingers???
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Brick Layer 28/05/2012 16:10:06
There ya go swingers.
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Brick Layer 27/05/2012 17:10:31
The author of that quote is from: Luiz Sérgio Solimeo "Homosexualitgy, Animal Myth". Look it up on Google Scholar, I did.
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 08:24:43
Seahorses ...the male are the ones that produce...just putting that out there!!!!!
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Lisa 25/05/2012 10:29:17
I think you're a little bit mixed up. The female produces the eggs and gives them to the male for fertilization and gestation.
The male doesn't "produce", he only carries the developing eggs.
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 18:06:29
Actually Lisa, the females don't produce them in their body. Instead, they attach to the male, then, insert their "oviduct" into the male's brooding pouch. She does this several times, short intervals, and rests in bewn. During that time, the male will contort his body, to get the eggs in place in the brooding pouch. When this cycle is over, the male pulls away, attaching his tail to a nearby plant. The female pulls away, and her "oviduct" slowly recedes. The eggs are fertilized, and hatch in the male's pouch.

They do produce, look up the definition. To bring into existence: to bring forth, give birth to....

I rescind my comment for your clarification, which you, too, are "mixed-up."
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Lisa 25/05/2012 19:13:37
That's what I said. Can't you read?
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25/05/2012 21:19:03
Your post made it sound like the female already had the eggs then gave them to the male. It is only when the female oviduct penetrates the male brooding pouch, when the eggs are produced.

I can read just fine. By definition, the males do produce the babies.


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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 16:39:48
I think you need to read about sea horses Lisa, before making comments. the males are the ones who become pregnant, only after the female inserts her oviduct into the male's brooding pouch. she does this several times for short intervals preventing exhaustion. While the female rests, the male contorts himself to try and get the eggs in place in his brood pouch. After completion the male moves away and attaches himself by his tail to a plant. The female moves away, waiting for her oviduct to recede. The eggs are FERTILIZED AND HATCH in the males pouch.

Now you know the low down. You were mixed up too, saying the female produces the egg...she does, but in the male's pouch, where they are fertilized. She doesn't produce them in her body.
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 16:25:43
To be technical, the male DO produce: 1. To bring into existence; 2. To bring forth give birth to, bear.

So my statement of the male seahorses is correct per definition. I recsind my previous comment on clarification.
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 16:19:23
Thank you for your clarification.
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Parent of a Transgender Child 25/05/2012 06:31:43
Hate and ignorance will be the destruction of our society, not homosexuality. And that is what this article is. If you knew anything about transgender people, you would understand that some people are born feeling like their insides and outsides don't match up. So they live their lives, socially, to what feels comfortable. If that girl was just a "tomboy", you wouldn't care. But the fact she is in a relationship with a woman, you catagorize her as "butch" and say it is fake.

So a parent who lets their kid get tatoos, wear their pants with their underwear hanging out, put "gauges" in their ears and face, smoke, get pregnant and all other things that truly does matter is okay, but God forbid we let our children live comfortably in their true sexual identity.

Shame on you for the hate and ignorance that you are putting out there!
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moorem 25/05/2012 07:02:13
The way I am reading this is that while you will not condemn someone for being homosexual, you would condemn them for being a masculine woman or feminine man?

Why? There are people like that everyday in the world who are heterosexual. Some woman are more masculine than others and some are just girly as you can get. Same with Men, some men are more on the feminine side and some are just down right hard asses.

Society is the the issue here due to their stereotypical labeling and how people should act this way or not, other wise it is not "normal". Who the heck defines normality????? Society says what is what but that does not mean it is correct!

So freaking what that Ellen wears suits and short hair or so freaking what if a man dresses feminine. Who are we to tell them they are wrong? Are you them? Do you know how they feel? Have you walked a mile in their shoes? My guess is no. Furthermore who do you know that is of another sexual orientation, came up to you and said "I am the woman and she is the man???" I very seriously and wholeheartedly doubt anyone has. Your article says you know people of same sex relationships but I see a conflict because if you "know" them then you would not being writing half the stuff you wrote here.Society assumes and labels. It is that society that is the problem!

As for benefits...many couples that are not married are being offered benefits from one another's employers now. It isn't the law it is at the employers discretion.

So because Obama is supporting same sex marriage he is gay???? Really??? LOL! There must be a ton of people that have not come out of the closet if that is how it works!

I really do not think Obama is pushing you into a same sex marriage.
However you are entitled to your opinion so kudos for putting it out there, though I believe your logic to support it is way off base. JMO
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Thoughts from a Heterosexual, Married Mother 25/05/2012 07:54:49
I agree Ellen's actions were wrong-- using children to make a point is manipulative and weak. However, this article reveals the author's own weakness and immaturity, as well. Plus it is a poorly written argument riddled with grammatical errors. Everyone is different and has different beliefs, feelings and convictions. To not accept someone else's beliefs but expect they should accept yours defies human decency. It shouldn't make you angry that another person loves someone who you would not. There are plenty of people of the oppposite sex you would not find attractive, yet they find mates. Does that make you angry?

As for finding some valid rationale for this argument, we could easily look to a Bible passage as evidence that homosexuality is wrong. However, we also could just as easily find passages claiming married men may have multiple concubines (in addition to their wives) and treat slaves as sexual "property." if marriage really only should be between one man and one woman, the Bible is out as a rationale. If we look to nature, the previous commenter should pick up a book or even save themselves some effort and use Google to learn that humans are not the only species with documented homosexuality. In fact, the Supreme Court even ruled against sodomy laws because a major argument of those supporting the law claimed human homosexuality was against nature, but that is proven to be false therefore is not a substantial rationale.

The bottom line: Ellen was wrong to manipulate kids to make her point, particularly for a political purpose yet not being forthright about her intentions. But that's not the point you wanted to make here. You wanted to talk about how much you are sickened by homosexuality. For you and many others homosexuality feels wrong. And that's OK. But for some other it feels right. That's OK too. Where the problems really start is when you think your belief is the only way and are angered by anything different. That's where wars begin between religions and where fences are built between neighbors. Life is complex and fantastic and consisting enough without a cloud of resentment and anger overshadowing our lives.
I wish you the best and hope you can learn to accept differences in others.

(Sent from my iPhone)
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Brick Layer 25/05/2012 18:26:27
If the evolution of species practiced homosexuality as you claim from your Googling, then according to Darwin they are doomed to die out.
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Hetero, Married Mom 25/05/2012 23:26:36
So if a few members of a species do not procreate (thanks to a same sex partner or a choice to not procreate) then the WHOLE species is doomed to die out?  

That makes perfect sense... Oh, wait, that makes zero sense. 

I respect your opinions but this claim of fact is just lame.  A mere 5 seconds to first think about your comment would be enough to prevent you from saying something embarrassingly dumb. 

Also, Darwin is an incredibly astute scientist but his theories aren't solid fact like, say, gravity. 
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Brick Layer 26/05/2012 07:04:32
Never said a few members of a species. You did.
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26/05/2012 12:58:41
Wait, so we're all gay now because some humans are gay? Not sure I see any logic in much of anything you're saying here, Brick Layer.

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Misty 26/05/2012 22:18:25
Why was this post not tagged for no name? Please be sure to write your fake name before commenting!!
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Brick Layer 26/05/2012 16:22:53
No, I reckon you're not. <NEXT>
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 08:23:13
I personally don't care for all the Mormon commercials being forced down my throat. Many consider Mormons are a cult(except donny and maire LOL) but romney is doing the same thing. At least there aren't commercials out there about gays getting married.
I don't care what people do behind closed doors. I do hate to admit it makes me feel weird if I see two of the same sex holding hands or kissing. I have no problem if they want to be a couple. I think instead of calling it marriage, which the Bible says is between a man and a woman, call it a union. The verbage is the only problem for me.
I also believe homosexuality begins at birth, with one receiving more X or Y chromosomes. Many children know from early on, they aren't in their right body. If I had a gay child, I would love them regardless, and welcome their partner.
From your description of Ellen, I'm gay, too. I wear my hair very short, and would rather wear slacks than dresses. I had to wear dresses all through elementary school. As moorem said, it's society that shapes us, and the strong ones, will listen to their own drum. Models are now size 0, most women wear a 12 or 14. And a curvy shape is better, healthier, and sexier, IMHO. Round is a shape, too LOL...sorry, couldn't resist.
What I don't get, many think how awful it is for two men to be partners, yet many hetero men find two women being together a turn on??? What's with that???
A gay man is a woman't best friend. but not all gay men.

I love Ellen, and it's the person that matters. I wish all those who are in the closet would come out, but understand why they don't...fear of rejection, and other things. A person should not be judged because they like the same sex, but how they are as a person. I know some gays, and I KNOW two of them have a spot in Heaven, for all the goodness they share. That's all that matters, isn't it??? People's integrity is all that should matter.
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Heretic 25/05/2012 10:02:51
First off. The use of children is used mainly in religious sects. Sharing hatred and bigotry prejudging as you have in this article and no one bats an eye. Your Jesus asked that you show EVERYONE the same love he shared. Are you doing so here? Are you teaching your children to hate as you hate? The number one problem with world point blank period. Religion.
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Misty Palmer 25/05/2012 11:14:09
I have been married to a man for 21 years so I am not a lesbian but I do support their right to live the way they want to live. We do live in a free country. I also don't think religion should be considered when making laws regarding anything since not everyone shares the same beliefs. I just finished researching the facts about gay and lesbian relationships and parenting for Lifespan Development so here are the facts instead of the myths that are in this article. Please do your research and know what you are talking about before you write a article. Most of what is writen in this article is wrong, same sex couples have longer relationships then straight couples. They also are great parents who raise normal children. Kids are also smarter then adults in most cases and they know it shouldn't be wrong to love who you want regardless of what anyone else thinks. Also most gay and lesbian adults were raised in same sex households.


Gay and Lesbian couples,the facts:

The legal and social context of marriage creates barriers to breaking up that do not usually exist for same-sex partners. But in other ways, researchers have found that gay and lesbian relationships are similar—in their satisfactions, loves, joys, and conflicts—to heterosexual relationships. For example, like heterosexual couples, gay and lesbian couples need to find the balance of romantic love, affection, autonomy, and equality that is to both partners. An increasing number of gay and lesbian couples are creating families that include children.

Lesbian couples especially place a high priority on equality in their relationships. Indeed, some researchers have found that gay and lesbian couples are more flexible in their gender roles than heterosexual individuals are. And a recent study of couples revealed that over the course of 10 years of cohabitation, partners in gay and lesbian relationships showed a higher average level of relationship quality than heterosexual couples.

There are a number of misconceptions about gay and lesbian couples. Contrary to stereotypes, one partner is masculine and the other feminine in only a small percentage of gay and lesbian couples. Only a small segment of the gay population has a large number of sexual partners, and this is uncommon among lesbians. Furthermore, researchers have found that gays and lesbians prefer long-term, committed relationships. About half of committed gay couples do have an open relation- ship that allows the possibility of sex (but not affectionate love) outside the relation- ship. Lesbian couples usually do not have this open relationship.

Researchers have found few differences between children who are being raised by gay and lesbian parents and children who are being raised by hetero- sexual parents.

References:

Santrock, J. (2011). Life-span development (13th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 12:42:26
good read. I forget to mention children. Children need unconditional love. I think there are many parents out there, who expect too much from their child, for whatever reason, only to cause the child to distance themselves from said parent. Children aren't dumb. They are very resilient to whatever comes their way.

What happens behind closed doors is none of my business.

This sort of reminds me of the smoking debate. I am all for Smoke Free Indiana, and have written several letters to the paper of the harms, and current STATS. My husband, a former smoker, as I; however I will say I wasn't a good smoker, cause I felt awkward holding one, and only took a couple of puffs, then I'd put it out. I have stepped back, BECAUSE, if I want to open a bar, and I pay the rent, taxes etc., should I not have the right to decide what I want for my bar? I struggle w that piece. but I do abhor smoking and the smells. didn't mean to stray...

I feel there is enough info about genetics, that plays an integrel role in the sex of the child, and what "roadmap" the chromosomes play out...
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TBS 25/05/2012 11:28:17
I have one comment...actually it's a question. If homosexuals are attracted to the same sex then please tell me WHY one woman in the homosexual relationship acts like a guy and tries to look like a guy? And those men in a homosexual relationships try to act feminine like women? I've NEVER for the life of me understood it. If you like the same sex, then WHY is one of them trying to be the opposite sex?
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Misty Palmer 25/05/2012 18:29:19
Did you not read what I wrote? What you are saying is a stereotype and not true!!! I know straight couples that the woman does all of the car repairs while the man does the house work, it is no different with gay or lesbian couples.

This came from real research and not the stereotypes:

There are a number of misconceptions about gay and lesbian couples. Contrary to stereotypes, one partner is masculine and the other feminine in only a small percentage of gay and lesbian couples. Only a small segment of the gay population has a large number of sexual partners, and this is uncommon among lesbians.

Stereotype definition in case you don't know it:
A stereotype is a popular belief about specific types of individuals or certain way of doing things. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings. Stereotypes are standardized and simplified conceptions of people based on some prior assumptions. Another name for stereotyping is bias. A bias is a tendency, most of these are good, but sometimes stereotyping can turn into discrimination if we misinterpret a bias and act upon it in a negative manner.
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 12:31:11
good question, TBS. I have only what I have read about chromosmes, those men who wear the "lipstick", if you will, they lack the Y chromosome, the sex chromosome. It's their nature to want to be more feminine. And I must say, a couple of gay guys I know, are most polite. Chromosomes are responsible for your eye color, hair, and your sex. Chromosomes also have your inherieted "blueprint."

I know some women who are straight, and they are very masculine. They have more body hair, don't enjoy frilly lingeriè, and are very active, like playing ball. But I also know girly girls who love to play ball. and are active.

I don't think it's acting betwn two of the same sex. A man who feels like a woman, may feel more relaxed w a male. for a woman, both may prefer gentiler sex and relationship. Some men are just not romantics, and women like that, well some do. I got excited over a rick of wood for an anniversary present!!!!!

The question I pose; if people find two having sex gross, then why do several men would love to see two women having sex?

Take a cake: The icing is just the outside. THE cake, is what matters. Can't judge a book by its cover. beauty IMHO is inner beauty, as that is a reflection of your soul.

There is one ultimate Judge, so it's not my place. He takes care of my real needs, and to judge others is not one of them.

One word to describe the friends I want: INTEGRITY.
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Paula Jarrett 25/05/2012 13:27:58
You know when the Psychs try to "change" your child, it's only going to cause further harm. When I was little, I loved trucks and cars. Not dolls. I had three older brothers, so I suppose that shaped what I liked to play with. I used to have Matchbox cars, and make dirt roads, and lined driveways w pebbles. Hell, I had a gated community LOL....If some shrink told me not to play with that, but dolls instead, I'd be so distraught. I got a Hot Wheels track from Santa, when I was in 4th grade. It was soo cool.
When my son started school, they tried to make him right handed. I noticed how his handwriting had changed. And it was because he was writing w his right. I told the teacher, don't change him, let him write as a leftie. I couldn't believe it. Innate traits can't be changed.

Same thing with being racist. You live w what you are familiar with.
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Misty Palmer 25/05/2012 18:41:09
I wish I would of kept a copy of one of my classmates papers about how homosexuals are being discriminated against just like blacks used to be.

They were not allowed to marry whites, people used to protest blacks going to certain places. The paper did a great job at showing what I am talking about. Great point about not judging Paula, so many people are quick to judge others.

It is funny how people quote the bible against homosexuals while they are judging them. I have done so much research on this subject and can't figure out why someone would chose to be gay or lesbian with all the hate and discrimination against them in society.

I truly believe they are born the way they are and you can't make them go straight, it is who they are.
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25/05/2012 21:26:33
Thanks for sharing Misty. This stuff is up your alley, and I know YOU know what you're talking about, given you have made straight A's, despite your hurdles. Keep up the good work..you should be so proud of yourself.


*Edited by Admin, use a name when commenting
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Misty 26/05/2012 22:13:53
Are you going to call everyone out who forgets to put their name or just Paula? I see other people who forget to put their names in and they are not tagged by the Admin for it!! If you know it is Paula, which I know you do, why not just put her name?!?! Why does it matter any way since half the people don't use their real names? How many people are named Brick Layer, TBS, or Heretic? Getting kind of childish don't you think Admins??
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Admin 27/05/2012 01:29:56
We aren't singling anyone person out. We didn't know it was her, and behind the scenes here doesn't show clearly who posts.
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Paula Jarrett 29/05/2012 08:53:29
May 3rd Bob is quoted, "I am not Brick Layer and I don't believe Paula is Spiderman. The IP address says she isn't."
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Paula Jarrett 27/05/2012 06:17:40
i see a no name post aget BL comment...but I will admit it was my fault because I was posting from my phone, and didn't see the name box. The admins could have NOT posted what I said, but I know the common posters, because after I said I'd always use my name, I once posted a different name, and was called out by an admin, prolly joanna, stating, "I didn't think you were going to use a fake name." Something along those lines......But you're right Misty, I have seen several no names, and nothing said...it's a part of their lack of consistency...
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moorem 27/05/2012 02:59:05
They have been reminding people all over the site...
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Paula Jarrett 27/05/2012 06:47:18
Yea,,,what you see Miss Melissa have been my posts....all oer the board...
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moorem 27/05/2012 10:07:22
=/ I see
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Paula Jarrett 27/05/2012 12:43:45
Melissia, I was thanful that they did post my ramblings ;-)
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