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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

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