I’ve often joked with friends that Bella and I won’t know what to do with a child who’s heterosexual, but it’s exactly that – a joke. I couldn’t care less what sexuality my son turns out to be, or whether he chooses any one way to identify. Nor do I believe that growing up with same-sex parents will make him more inclined to be non-heterosexual himself ( just as I don’t believe growing up around two women will make him more inclined to love only women).
Most same-sex couples share our view. ‘I think my daughter is straight,’ says Suzanne Lavelle, who has a ten-year- old adopted daughter with her female partner. ‘We’ve brought her up to think she can love whomever she loves, but she’s showing a preference for boys and as parents we’re completely happy with that. Just because she’s been brought up by two women doesn’t mean she’ll automatically become a lesbian!’
How amazing to have two such loving parents.
Surely they’re bound to be gay, with two mums?
Just for the record, artificial insemination does mean sex