What are the Unique Concerns Surrounding Same-Sex Parenting?

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What are the Unique Concerns Surrounding Same-Sex Parenting?
Within the past several years in the United States, same-sex relationships have received a lot of media coverage as many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals (LGBT) have worked hard for the right to participate in state-sanctioned civil unions and marriages, as well as to have children biologically and/ or adopt them. These basic civil rights, which most heterosexual couples take for granted, are being contested in state-wide battles all over the country. Currently, only five states have laws that allow same-sex couples to marry (Goodnough). As recently as November 2008, however, three new states added same-sex marriage bans to their state constitutions in addition...
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