What Makes a Family? Children, Say Many Americans

There's the Addams family, the first family and the Partridge family. But what really counts as family? It seems that children have a lot to do with it. Brian Powell, a sociology professor at Indiana University, and his team tackled Americans' evolving definition of family -- and their recognition of unmarried couples, gay and straight, as a family -- in a book-length study, "Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family," and separate 2010 survey. Between 2003 and...Full Story
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