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From: John Thomsen <>
Subject: Re: Same sex "marriage," some analytic reflections
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 15:52:48 GMT
Tarchannon <> wrote:
>> (Our expression over here for
>> these add-on parents are "plastic-father/mother" or "cardboard-f/m")
>That's pretty dehumanizing - isn't the point of researching you family
>to become more 'human'...
No, Tarch, it's just an expression, only humouristic in origin, but
gaining it's place in the vocabulary, just like when you say "my old
man/lady" and really means the one you love. Children here speak
freely about having divorced parents. It is no shame.
>> If the separated couple goes resp. gay and lesbian it doesn't affect
>> the situation for the children, they still have a father and a mother
>> just these happen to be in "different camps".
>Then there are lesbian couples that have artificial insemination - where
>the male is a genetic unknown. There are other cases - and eventually,
Such a kid will have only one mother and "father unknown" - in
genealogic that is.
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