The child adoption or parenting and legalities pertaining to a marriage of same sex should be taken with great care and strictly scrutinized according to Lamanna and Agnes, especially in terms of adoption for same-sex parents. The upbringing of the child also should be given due attention as the child may not get normal sociological and psychological response in regards to the unconventional parenting.• Cohabitation - Cohabitation has emerged as a new form of family structure and lifestyle process and the choice of this kind of structure or lifestyle is considerably increasing every passing day. During the decade 1990 to 2000, there has been a considerable growth in a number of couples and their household to 72%, according to Simmons and O’Connell. In the book ‘Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society’, trends of cohabitation have been discussed thoroughly along with its effect on society or psychology. Cohabitation is viewed as an alternative to marriage rather than a transitory process. Cohabitation process decreases the trend of marriage and this can in turn consequently affect the social structure. Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society by Mary Ann Lamanna.
BibliographyLamanna, Mary Ann & Riedmann, Agnes. Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society. Cengage Learning, 2008.
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