Popular on pew research. In the simplest terms, the decision reflects the increasing acceptance of gays and lesbians in mainstream culture. Health insurance and mortality in US adults. Am J Public Health. The faculty vote to allow same-sex couples in the dorms merited only an inside story in The Exonian; the front page featured a story about the unprecedented racial and socioeconomic diversity among the fall's incoming class.
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They wanted to be ready to answer questions from any parents worried that gay couples in dormitories might lead students to become homosexual. Even five years ago, the schools vaguely talked about such a policy, but decided, as Thomas E. J Soc Pers Relat. J Homosex. Many prior studies have found no statistical difference in the educational performance or well-being of children from gay or lesbian couples, but this latest research was also able to control for the effects of divorce, which often has a negative impact on school performance and can skew results.
The policy will take effect at Andover in the fall and at Exeter a year later.
Gay and Lesbian Rights. The only firm conclusion to be drawn from these survey results is that Americans are deeply divided -- and often deeply ambivalent -- on the subject of same-sex marriage. My friend does not act any different than any of my other friends. The court will also rule on whether states need to recognize same-sex marriages lawfully officiated in other states or countries.
The Legislature there is now debating whether to change its constitution to ban such marriages but the licenses are already being distributed and a constitutional amendment would not be ratified before the May date the court set for allowing gay marriages. I do not see any difference in either him or his twin sister.
As a result, in addition to being the target of overt discrimination, LGBT individuals are constantly subject to subtle, inadvertent, or insensitive attacks on the core of their very nature, even by people who profess no disdain or disrespect for them.
In a voice vote, the faculty supported the initiative almost unanimously. Now, the stewards of this year-old campus are challenging tradition, altering the very definition of family and of role model. Prior studies of the children of gay and lesbian parents have often had a small sample size of only a few dozen youngsters or have used US Census Bureau data, which is only a one-time snapshot.
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