Um, duh. Percentage of kids with gay parents who were unplanned or unwanted = ZERO.
Spicuglia—who is working on a book—says, “My hope is that we can take gender out of the expectations around parenting. Half of marriages end in divorce, marriages produce kids and noncustodial parents are a natural byproduct of this process—the fact that this stigma persists is archaic. It’s not good for kids, parents, and doesn’t reflect the society we’re living in.”
Indeed it doesn’t—parenting and family today look very different from what they looked like thirty years ago. The traditional nuclear family—straight, married, and with biological children gotten the old-fashioned way—is becoming a thing of the past. And it’s time for American culture and politics to catch up.
In the longest-running study of lesbian families to date, zero percent of children reported physical or sexual abuse—not a one. In the general population, 26 percent of children report physical abuse and 8.3 percent report sexual abuse.
(Update: I just want to clarify, in response to this, that I am talking about gay and lesbian couples who have a baby together, whether via assisted natural birth or adoption, which by definition means their children are planned and wanted.)