Minnesota Children’s Hospital president defends same-sex parents

Dr. Alan Goldbloom of Minnesota Children's Hospital

Dr. Alan Goldbloom

Think Progress

Minnesota faces a constitutional amendment next month banning same-sex marriage, but the president and CEO of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Dr. Alan Goldbloom, explained in an op-ed this week that the amendment would harm children.

“During my four decades of involvement in children’s health care, I have seen my share of issues that harm children. However, from this time I can’t cite a single case in which the presence of loving, committed parents, heterosexual or homosexual, has negatively affected a child. In fact, all the evidence points to the opposite. Children are far more likely to thrive when they are in a stable family with loving parents, or in many cases, a loving single parent …”

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