Why I Am A Big Supporter Of Same-Sex Parenting
Ten years ago, Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and I rejoiced. This past week, the United States became the 21st country to do the same. I — along with many human rights supporters, LGBTQ, straight and other — was elated.
This Pride week, LGBTQ and heterosexuals rejoiced in this landmark move that will allow millions of people to legally join in marriage, as equals. Many of these couples will go on to have children and I couldn’t be happier.
I have met many same-sex couples and their children over the years and they are some of my favourite families to care for.
I admit it — I have some all-time favourite patients and families. It’s only natural I think. I am lucky to have become friends with many of the families I care for, and am fortunate to get to know some families very well. I know the parents, children, and many grandparents as well. Some bring the aunts, uncles and siblings to appointments regularly. I have met many same-sex couples and their children over the years and they are some of my favourite families to care for.