Dec 9, 2010
Scientists have developed a method to producing genetic offsprings from two fathers or two mothers. The discovery could lead to same-sex couples producing their own children without genetic contributions from the opposite sex.
US scientists have used stem cell technology to create mice from two fathers, an advance that they say could help preserve endangered species and even help same-sex couples have their own genetic children one day.
…Researchers said that with a variation of their technique, “it may also be possible to generate sperm from a female donor and produce viable male and female progeny with two mothers.”
However, the study cautioned that the ability to replicate the findings in humans was a long way off.
Previous research has found ways to create mice without any fathers at all, as well as ways to create mice with two mothers.
Although adoption is an option in many parts of the world escalating discrimination against our community could make this illegal for Gay and Lesbian parents. Genetic reproduction for homosexual couples may become necessary if they want children.
Christian hate organizations who claim that marriage is for procreation had better come up with a new argument to deny equality to Gay and Lesbian Americans.