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  1. Natalie Hope McDonald on 6/15/2012 at 10:56AM
    The American Psychological Association counters a new study doubting same-sex parents

    As early as 2004, the APA Council of Representatives adopted a policy resolution that reiterated that there is no scientific evidence that same-sex parents are somehow less able to care for children. “There is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation: lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy environments for their children,” says the APA.

    APA: Gay Parents are A-Okay

    From the last paragraph of the article, "The results of some studies suggest that lesbian mothers’ and gay fathers’ parenting skills may be superior to those of matched heterosexual parents." Dontchya know that's gotta chap the arses of the uber-conservative-bent-on-"traditional"-values fanatics!

    WTG APA!
  2. Dan Avery, 09.09.2012
    "Previously, an individual’s gender identity could be used against them in custody battles and other legal cases. But removing it from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) could cost trans people insurance coverage for hormone treatments and gender-reassigment surgery."

    American Pyschiatric Association Drops Gender Identity Disorder as Mental Illness