Why has this happened? In their essential psychological respects, these relationships were regarded as equivalent to opposite-sex relationships in a brief amici curiae of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, National Association of Social Workers, and National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter. More than 25 years of research have documented that there is no relationship between parents' sexual orientation and any measure of a child's emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral adjustment. Why has our culture opened up to LGBT individuals? With my current girlfriend, who is a trans woman, it is a same-sex relationship, and I consider it more of a "similar"-gender relationship, at least. How would sociology deal with that? The modern idea is "do what's right for you," and that has meant more freedom for people to engage in same-sex sexuality and to accept it among others. Probably, you know, because the idea of there being no male presence at all in a relationship is utterly unfathomable. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. It is a conundrum, I have found, that seems to weigh heavily on many an inquiring heterosexual mind. That is a different-gender relationship Two cis women make up a same-gender relationship. This is typical of the way in which women can never give you a straight answer and a very Jennifer thing to say. Instead, Jennifer would rather go shopping or watch a romantic comedy. Other countries, including the majority of European nations, Chile , and Ecuador , have enacted laws allowing civil unions or domestic partnerships, designed to give gay couples similar rights as married couples concerning legal issues such as inheritance and immigration.