More LGBTQ Couples Want Kids
I follow two local weather people on social media. Both are from the same TV station, both are from the Philadelphia market, and both are married. The only difference between them is that one is a gay married couple and the other is a straight married couple. The gay married couple has two kids and the straight married couple has this really cool dog but no kids. Even though I’m gay, and married for a long time to my husband, I feel closer to the straight couple without kids. I relate to them better, too. I have nothing at all in common with the gay couple with kids and I’m really not even interested in reading most of what they post on social media because it’s usually about their kids. Even though I think it’s wonderful that other gay couples have kids now, I could never understand why anyone would want them.
However, the world is constantly changing. And the truth is that many gay couples now want kids. The problem is whether or not they can afford them. It’s still a huge obstacle.
However, our research also reveals that the desire to have children exists regardless of financial security. Those making less than $25,000 a year are considering becoming parents at very similar rates as those making over $100,000. This means that across the country, there are millions of LGBTQ+ people struggling to find a path to parenthood in the face of financial insecurity, legal complexity, and continued discrimination.
Here’s a link to read more. I was just talking about this earlier with Tony. It’s still very difficult for a gay person to make their way in this world financially. And it always has been.