Driven by Political Correctness, the Fashion for Gay Adoption Is Leaving Children Confused, Say Experts

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Driven by Political Correctness, the Fashion for Gay Adoption Is Leaving Children Confused, Say Experts


Byline: Graham Grant

CHILDREN adopted by homosexuals are more likely to grow up emotionally damaged and confused about their sexuality, research has found.

Experts have claimed gay adoption is driven by political correctness and could put youngsters at risk.

Independent think-tank Civitas reviewed 144 academic papers from around the world and concluded that children's welfare could be jeopardised if they are brought up by gay couples.

At the moment, individual homosexuals can adopt but their partners have no legal say in the child's upbringing.

Legislation by the previous, Labour-led Scottish Executive means the law will soon formally recognise gay couples.

This means one partner will have legal rights over the child if the other partner falls ill or dies.

These changes will be enforced in June, meaning gay couples such as the men in the Edinburgh case will have to decide on one partner who will officially adopt.

The Civitas study found 'gender confusion' was rife among daughters of lesbian mothers. …

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