Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gay Couples' Kids More Likely To Be Poor



Via News24

Children growing up in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families in the US are more likely to live in poverty and may be denied legal ties to one of their parents, a report showed.

A lack of federal recognition of same-sex marriages means such families face higher tax burdens and unequal access to health insurance and government safety net programmes, said the report entitled All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families.

The report, by groups advocating for gay rights including Movement Advancement Project, Family Equality Council and Centre for American Progress, was released online.

"The reality is if you look at today's modern families, they come in all shapes and sizes," said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of Family Equality Council.

"The laws and policies we have in place haven't kept pace with that changing reality."

6 comments:

becca said...

I don't get it why can't we just treat everyone equally we are afterall of the same human race why so have to be so technically about who gets to do what. It breaks my heart because in the end all anyone really wants is to be loved that simple. as for this report inthe end it's the children who suffer and that is so wrong.

thegayte-keeper said...

THIS SUCKS!

Writer said...

because, becca, the right would say that we homosexual choose this deviant lifestyle and therefore we should not get the same "special" rights that "normal" (read conservative, christian, white) people have. And that if the children suffer it's only more proof that children are better being raised by one man and one woman. =/

Writer said...

It does indeed, gayte-keeper!

becca said...

see this is why i think people are so stupid because they say homosexual choose this life. how can they say that who would willing choose to be hated and bullied on a daily basis seems kind of nuts to me. second as for children all they need is love shouldn't matter where that love comes from weather it's a same sex couple or not as long as they are loved. further move most abused children come from straight couples not gay couples futher proving gay couples make better parents. i seriously have issues with our world. sorry to have go off on a venting spree.

Writer said...

becca, I honestly think that's the most you've ever commented here. ;)

And I couldn't agree more. :)