For instance, a recent study of father absence on girls found that girls who grew up apart from their biological father were much more likely to experience early puberty and a teen pregnancy than girls who spent their entire childhood in an intact family.
Subscribe to Independent Premium. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Homosexual civil marriage would make it even easier than it already is for men to rationalize their abandonment of their children.
Men who are married earn more, work harder, drink less, live longer, spend more time attending religious services, and are more sexually faithful. There will be even more if homosexual civil marriage is legalized.
A number of leading professional associations have asserted that there are "no differences" between children raised by homosexuals and those raised by heterosexuals. It is also extremely unlikely that the biological effects of heterosexual marriage on men would also be found in homosexual marriage.
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For instance, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Canada have birthrates that hover around 1. But marriages typically thrive when spouses specialize in gender-typical ways and are attentive to the gendered needs and aspirations of their husband or wife. Post Post.
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It is backed by most Democrats. Related Posts Fairness and Equality. Likewise, couples are less likely to divorce when the wife concentrates on childrearing and the husband concentrates on breadwinning, as University of Virginia psychologist Mavis Hetherington admits. Kyle Pruett, Fatherneed Broadway Books, Reply Delete 0 0.
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