In honor of the 26 lives that were lost at Sandy Hook Elementary one year ago today. You can click on the graphic to make the jump.
Thanks Gawker, for letting us know this is a real thing.
Hey, well now look at this. A study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Virginia has found that the sexual orientation of an adopted child’s parents isn’t what matters most when raising a child, but rather how the parents worth together is most important.
The study compared gay, straight, and lesbian couples who had all adopted a child within a few weeks of being born after they’d been parents for three years. The study observed how the couples divided labor, with straight couples defaulting to more traditional roles, and same-sex couples shared the childcare more equally. It was found this difference in childcare did not have any impact on behavioral problems in the children.
My daughter is not a princess.
She hates pink. She doesn’t like things that sparkle and has no interest in dresses or skirts, in flowers and lace.
She wears dark blue skinny jeans and a teal shirt emblazoned with a Tyrannosaurus Rex in sunglasses playing an electric guitar. She covers her messy, short, brown hair with a black and gray stocking cap and her favorite shoes are high tops that are a vibrant mix of black, blue, yellow and orange.
Ban same-sex marriage! Otherwise parents will stop loving their kids and all heteros will be forced to get divorced! Watch the fun bit of satire below.
“Paid for by the people whose lives are ruined whenever other people are treated equally.”
Because here at QL we’re fans of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and sometimes you need an excuse to watch Sesame Street.
Like most Americans I have had mixed feelings about getting the flu shot. The danger groups of course are children and the elderly and since I don’t fall into either category, and have enjoyed great health all of my life, I just didn’t see the need. Pile on top of that all the crazy conspiracy theories and doomsday urban legends about putting chemicals in your body I generally just shied away from getting it. This year I did something different.
I Promise to honor the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
I Promise to do everything I can to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence.
Just horrifying. I keep thinking, they were just kids. Click the image above or this link for the developing story.
Our hearts and minds go out to the community and families affected by this terrifying tragedy.
I saw this in the news a couple of weeks ago, and have been meaning to blog about it for a little while. I have had a look and I don’t think anyone else has written about this, so I am hoping it generates a discussion.
The news reported that some scientific trials have taken place, and the UK has now launched a consultation on the matter.
The trials have been coined ‘three-parent in vitro fertilisation’ (IVF) because the offspring would have genes from a mother, a father and from a female donor, who donates some of her DNA.
The original purpose is to prevent some genetic diseases from being passed on. In particular mitochondrial diseases that are passed on genetically through the maternal line. So they take out the culprit DNA and replace it with the donors same DNA.