Advice & Education

Same-sex parenting: What do we know? An intelligent dialogue about our families lead by a respected mental health expert.

Dr. Warren Throckmorton, producer of the documentary I Do Exist has started a lively discussion on his blog.

At issue is the number of studies done on same-sex parenting, and how much favorable data it may take to satisfy questions about our ability to be good parents.

One commenter on WThrockmorton.com writes:

“How many studies would it take for social conservatives to accept the fact that gay parents can raise happy and healthy children? I think this is a valid question that deserves an honest response. Since when has science EVER been able to change the strongly-held religious beliefs of people?

Dr. Throckmorton is currently Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of College Counseling Services at Grove City College; and Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He was President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Throckmorton has worked with Head Start centers and Child Welfare Services.

What do we know? Part 2