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Links to Online Sources of Information about Same-Sex Marriage and Gamete Donation: a Supplement to the PDRBoston video at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6CSCXnK3P4

 

REGARDING GAMETE DONATION

The Sperm-Donor Kids Are Not Really All Right: A new study shows they suffer This has a broken link to the study titled, "My Daddy's Name is Donor" (pdf) One of its several findings are that:

  1. Donor off spring are significantly more likely than those raised by their biological parents to struggle with serious, negative outcomes such as delinquency, substance abuse, and depression, even when controlling for socio-economic and other factors.

DONOR-CONCEIVED CHILDREN DEMAND RIGHTS

"My Father Was an Anonymous Sperm Donor"

Brown-eyed Girl

The Son of a Surrogate

We Deserve to Be Conceived in Love

Confessions of a Cryokid

Thoughts of Donor-conceived Children of Gay Parents in their Own Words

Why Sperm Donation is Bad for Dads and Kids (in 2006 the author was a Probate and Family Court judge in Boston)

Donor-Conceived Children Seek Missing Identities

http://www.anonymousfathersday.com/

http://anonymousus.org/ and http://anonymousus.org/stories/

"Talking with Children Conceived Through Donor Insemination, IVF with Egg Donor or Surrogacy"

How it feels to be a child of donor insemination

Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness (about the pain an adopted child may suffer from not knowing its biological parents; not a criticism of adoption.)

This NYT article is about the pain experienced by children fathered by American GIs in Vietnam who don't know their father: “I need to know where I come from,” said Trinh Tran, 46, a real estate agent in Houston who has searched in vain for her G.I. father. “I always feel that without him, I don’t exist.”

Child of Anonymous Sperm Donor Wants Right to Know Biological Parents: Alana, the author, writes: "The facts of my conception are that my father was paid to abandon me. There is no dignity in that. I suffered from debilitating identity issues, mistrust of the opposite sex, hatred and condemnation of the opposite sex, feelings of objectification – like I only exist as a play – toy for others, and feeling like a science experiment."

Caroline was fathered by a sperm donor - so why does she bitterly resent the stranger who gave her life? By FRANCES HARDY and DIANA APPLEYARD

Anonymous No More: Child of Sperm Donor Speaks Out: Such children struggle with a unique anxiety: What if I fall in love with my half-sibling? BY CHRISTOPHER WHITE

Who did I come from? The children of donor dads grow up: A revealing new study shows that, for donor offspring at least, being wanted isn't everything.

Europe moves to defend women and children [by banning all forms of birth surrogacy]

 

STATEMENTS BY ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS (SOME GAY) OPPOSED TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BECAUSE OF THEIR CONCERN FOR THE CHILDREN IT MAY PRODUCE WITH GAMETE DONATION

Statement by Maggie Gallagher, president of the Institute for for Marriage and Public Policy, why she believes same-sex marriage is wrong.

Statement by Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, saying in this video why he believes same-sex marriage is wrong.

The Catholic church position is at http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/children-video/

"I'm Gay and I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage"

Doug Mainwaring: I'm gay and I oppose same-sex marriage [Note, this is a different article from the one above with a similar title.] The author has a longer version of this article here--very worth taking the extra time to read it.]

I'm gay and I'm voting No. Here's why. (video, and different from the two articles above.)

The Kids Are Not Alright: A Lesbian’s Daughter Speaks Out

My Father Was Gay. Why I Oppose Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

On radio with ‘Amy’: “I desperately wanted a daddy”

The real issue with same-sex parenting from a child's perspective

In France, anti-gay marriage voices emerge — from gays

Australian Marriage Forum

 

HOW BIG MONEY HAS ORCHESTRATED THE PHONY SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE

The Same-Sex Marriage Elephant in the U.S. Supreme Court Chamber

Discussion of same-sex marriage on the PDRBoston.org web site

An Open Letter to Those Who Voted for Same-Sex Marriage

Pro-Same-Sex Marriage "Young Turks" Unwittingly Argue Against Same-Sex Marriage

 

SIBLING MARRIAGE AND THE LAW

The U.S. Supreme Court's Legal Rationale for Supporting Laws Banning Sibling Marriage

 

 

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