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New studies are showing that people living a gay lifestyle along with any children they adopt are suffering. So why tell them there's no hope of ever changing?
Studies reveal that active homosexuals are 2–10 times more likely to commit suicide than straight people. Other studies found openly gay men are more likely to suffer from depression than heterosexual men. Still more studies show up to three quarters of men involved in the gay lifestyls are plagued by anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
During a survey of HIV clinics, one care provider told researchers, "It's not a question of them not knowing how to save their lives. It's a question of them knowing if their lives are worth saving."
Five states as well as Washington, D.C. have banned gay reparative therapy. States that outlaw conversion counseling for gays or transgender minors include Oregon, California, Vermont, New Jersey and Illinois.
Many of those involved in homosexaul lifestyles are not happy and want help. A survey showed active homosexuals had fewer close friends than straight people. Bringing foster children into the mix didn't help, either, but only made matters worse.
A study by Dr. Paul Sullins of Catholic University of America found that children reared by same-sex parents suffered from the following problems:
Research by the New Family Structure Study, which surveyed 3,000 adults raised by same-sex couples, revealed these people suffered from the following: