Homosexuality in the Family: Lesbian and Gay Spouses
A 1983—84 study of the marital and parental behavior of lesbian wives and mothers and gay husbands and fathers is reviewed. Differences between the men and the women were discovered in five areas: overall demographics, marital history, marital problems and their impact, parenting issues, and dealing with homosexuality. Many similarities also surfaced. The author posits that if social service providers are aware of the characteristics described they will be of more assistance to these lesbian and gay clients.
© 1988, National Association of Social Workers, Inc.
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Wyers, N. L. (1987). Homosexuality in the Family: Lesbian and Gay Spouses. Social Work, 32(2), 143–148. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23714471