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Friday, June 14, 2013

Children Raised By Gay Parents Come Of Age In Maryland

This year's Baltimore Pride is the first since marriage equality was passed in the state, but far from the first for Marylanders who grew up with gay parents.

A recent study released by the Williams Institute, a think tank at the UCLA School of Law, found that 20 percent of same-sex couples in the Baltimore region are raising children. Just five other regions in the country had higher percentages. Based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census, Maryland now ranks 12th for the highest percentage of same-sex couples raising children.

Though the stats reflect recent population data, these couples have been around in the state for decades. We decided to talk to two such families, who raised children in the state as young adults and now have children who are adults themselves. We discussed their family life, how things have changed for them — or not — when attitudes in the state and nationwide have shifted more in support of gay rights and marriage equality. What have been their ups and downs, their struggles and their moments of happiness?

Here are their stories.



Anonymous said...

Gee everything is so perfect. One sided article.

Anonymous said...

I think it is just right down sad and morally not right. I know it has to confuse the heck out of the kids have two woman or two men raising the kids. Or you have a woman that dresses and tries to pretend she is a man or a man that dresses like a woman. I think it is just normal for a man and a woman to raise a kid. These homosexuals can not reproduce on their own. Goes back to why a man always has a need for a woman to have kids the way nature intended them to with out the aid of adoption or going to some clinic to get pregnant. What is the world coming to?

Anonymous said...

This is sick..God help us all.

Anonymous said...

And now, the whole family can go to Boy Scout meetings together.

Brings whole new meaning to their slogan, be prepared.

Anonymous said...

Jesus has only one commandment while he was here. Love one another. That's simple as that. We all know how his story on earth ended.

Anonymous said...

Only one? Surely you jest.