Advocates of same-sex unions often insist that because 3-5 percent percent of the population is homosexual, some legal provision ought to be made for them to establish families.
Some have suggested that same-sex pairs can be parents and provide for families. Fortunately same sex couples cannot have a family without enormous bending of the natural process, both physical and psychological. The legal woes of surrogate mothers and shared parentage where same-sex pairs have split up is a knotted tangle where the child is the victim, as celebrity cases have demonstrated. The psychological confusion and education failures of children raised in same-sex households is widely documented.
Few moderate-minded people have thought about the actual lives of children exposed to same-sex households. Children raised in same-sex environments are five times as likely to suffer physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases reduce the life expectancy of homosexual persons, increasing the likelihood of early loss of a parent or surrogate parent.
Those who promote same-sex unions seek to ease the hurt they see in their loved ones and co-workers. Their intention is to be compassionate. Our goal is to show how preserving and strengthening marriages and families is the best for the whole of society, including those with same-sex attraction. .