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Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study
cbs news ^ | 7-7-2014 | KATIE HOLLIDAY

Posted on 07/07/2014 5:27:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Children of same-sex parents have above average health and well-being, research by the University of Melbourne shows.

The research was based on data from the Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families, which involved input from 315 same-sex parents and a total of 500 children. Of these participating families, 80 percent had female parents while 18 percent had male partners.

"It appears that same-sex parent families get along well and this has a positive impact on health," said Dr Simon Crouch from the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne.

"We know that same-sex attracted parents are more likely to share child care and work responsibilities more equitably than heterosexual parent families, based more on skills rather than gender roles. This appears to be contributing to a more harmonious household and having a positive impact on child health," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


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So ... because opposite sex couples don't feel like their roles are the same it leads to disharmony and negatively impacts their children?
1 posted on 07/07/2014 5:27:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

“Same sex parents” is a misnomer, as basic biology says there can be no such thing.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Citizen Zed

What a joke


3 posted on 07/07/2014 5:28:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Citizen Zed

I’d say this study is premature.

There’s also the likelihood of self-fufilling data selection and poor controls in this study. Many politically touchy studies have the goals they wish to prove in mind before they do the social “science” research.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 5:29:23 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Citizen Zed

Well, there’s no such thing. So....I would expect them to be as healthy as your average unicorn.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 5:29:24 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Citizen Zed

How old are these kids? Wait until they’re old enough to realize what they’ve been raised in, and how it’s really supposed to be.

I’m calling BS.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 5:29:33 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Citizen Zed

Was this study done at the Stonewall Festival, in Savannah, Key West or at the Green Iguana?


7 posted on 07/07/2014 5:30:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Citizen Zed

They immediately discredit their “study” by launching into propaganda about the roles of normal couples being less harmonious. This was a study of kids’ health?


8 posted on 07/07/2014 5:30:25 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Citizen Zed
Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Richer Healthier: Study
9 posted on 07/07/2014 5:30:29 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Citizen Zed

This study has already been torn apart here. Poor science with poor statistics.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 5:31:49 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Citizen Zed

And if you disagree you are a homophobe and perhaps even a racist.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 5:32:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Citizen Zed

World’s shortest book:
“Gay Evolutionists: The Next Generation”


12 posted on 07/07/2014 5:33:09 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Citizen Zed

Every time I see an article like this, the first thought that comes to my mind is, Just Say NO To Drugs.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 5:33:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Not reading it—don't need to. This is pure propaganda, nothing more.
14 posted on 07/07/2014 5:34:13 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Citizen Zed

There might be a smidgen of truth to that if the mother is a women’s libber.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 5:36:54 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Citizen Zed

So, if same sex parents make healthier kids, shouldn’t evolution have selected for same sex parenting? Or did this revelation just occur in 2014?
I’m so confused.
And why is little Johnny’s butt so sore?


16 posted on 07/07/2014 5:37:22 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
it seems to me that this so called "study" had an agenda before one iota of data was collected....

now lets see the study about domestic violence,alcoholism, drug abuse, and disease among the homosexual "community"...

17 posted on 07/07/2014 5:37:22 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Fungi

Agreed..

Tune into CBS,

Expect to See B S


18 posted on 07/07/2014 5:37:59 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Citizen Zed

Our colonies on Mars continue to produce vast wealth for all Americans.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 5:38:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Citizen Zed

Will Obama’s next proposal be to take children away from their natural parents and give them to homosexuals, because “everyone knows” they will take care of them better??


20 posted on 07/07/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: Citizen Zed

That does it ! Im turning gay and adopting 5 kids


21 posted on 07/07/2014 5:39:01 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Citizen Zed

What a pantload.

I just conducted a study. It showed that all studies conducted by liberals are completely fabricated. My study beats all of theirs.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Citizen Zed

This study was done by a homosexual who is raising kids with his homosexual partner. No bias there...

Also, ratings were based on reports of happiness by the parents, not the kids, nor did they follow up kids to see indications of stress such as alcoholism, etc.

So bottom line: Homosexual parents think they do a better job than straights, as surveyed by a homosexual activist.

Bringing you the rest of the story that NBC forgot to tell!


23 posted on 07/07/2014 5:39:14 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: woofie

Not funny.


24 posted on 07/07/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Citizen Zed

Raping kids makes them healthier apparently. Somebody release Jerry Sandusky


25 posted on 07/07/2014 5:45:06 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Citizen Zed
This was written by the same “Scientists” that proved gorebull warming./s
26 posted on 07/07/2014 5:50:08 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Fungi

Not even a little bit funny?


27 posted on 07/07/2014 6:13:24 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Citizen Zed
Lamestream accounts of research like this are meaningless. They are as likely to get it wrong as right. You don't know a thing about this research without reading the Method section and Results&Analysis section of the original article.
28 posted on 07/07/2014 6:13:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Citizen Zed

Do you really think that they would allow the study to be audited or replicated through a blind study?


29 posted on 07/07/2014 6:17:06 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: JudyinCanada

So when ‘mother’ is not necessarily female and ‘father’ is not necessarily male this could never lead to identity crisis issues in children right?
Just more Lieberal revisionisms gone banal.


30 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:05 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: Citizen Zed

One Dawn Stefanowicz begs to differ. Please read the interviews below with Dawn about her book, Out from Under.

Raised Under the GLBT Umbrella
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/1448/raised_under_the_glbt_umbrella.aspx

Dawn Stefanowicz explains her experience being raised by a gay parent
http://winteryknight.wordpress.com/tag/dawn-stefanowicz/

Her book is here - it was first published in 2007, now updated. Comments on Amazon are quite enlightening as well:

http://smile.amazon.com/Out-Under-Impact-Homosexual-Parenting/dp/1599770113/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1404782247&sr=8-2&keywords=out+from+under


31 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:10 PM PDT by Sally ("This is the only Administration I've ever been in where it's 100% politics 100% of the time.")
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To: Citizen Zed
NOPE, NOPE, NOPE.

The only really healthy kids are the ones who have a mom who dedicates her life to her children and a dad who loves and cares for his wife and children.

Kids need to experience a solid and significant male and female presence as they grow up.

They can not end up being spiritually and mentally healthy if they are surrounded by perverts.

32 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Children of Same-Sex Parents...

...are a physical impossibility.

33 posted on 07/07/2014 6:19:03 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Citizen Zed

People lie. People with a stake in perpetuating a viewpoint lie even more. People who know they will be subject to all kinds of hate if they don’t lie can’t really be trusted to be honest. Just my opinion.


34 posted on 07/07/2014 6:20:14 PM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: Citizen Zed
feh...
35 posted on 07/07/2014 6:32:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Citizen Zed

So, was the study was by a pro-LGBT group???


36 posted on 07/07/2014 6:42:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Citizen Zed

So, was the study was by a pro-LGBT group??? Where’s the role model?


37 posted on 07/07/2014 6:43:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: woofie
There has to be a little bit of truth to all humor to make it really funny and thought provoking. No offense, but to put it bluntly, no.
38 posted on 07/07/2014 7:22:38 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: SkyDancer

The lead researcher is a homosexual who is raising kids with his sex partner. The ‘study’ was done by asking the ‘parents’ to rate themselves. Neither of those tidbits is in the NBC article.

“The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families collected data on 500 children nationally, up to the age of 17. Of the 315 gay, lesbian and bisexual parents who completed the globally recognised child health questionnaire, 80 per cent were women.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/children-of-samesex-couples-thriving-study-20130605-2nqjy.html#ixzz36q8fbrfJ

“Dr Simon Crouch is a gay dad with twins. He is also running the worlds largest research project into the health and wellbeing of children of same-sex attracted parents (ACHESS).”

http://gaydadsaustralia.blogspot.com/2012/12/australia-he-beamed-and-said-my-mummys.html

“These results from questionnaires completed by 315 gay, lesbian and bisexual parents showed no statistical difference in their children to the rest of the population in terms of their children’s mental and physical health, interaction with others and in their relationship with their parents. However, in measures of family cohesion and general health, children with same-sex parents scored significantly higher...Simon Crouch is a gay man with four-year-old twin boys, and this research is the largest study of gay families in the world, so far.”

http://canaryislandsgaynews.com/tag/dr-simon-crouch/

So much for unbiased research - a homosexual activist studying family happiness by asking the homosexual parents how good a job they are doing.


39 posted on 07/07/2014 7:28:20 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Citizen Zed

bs. other studies hae shown the opposite. more violence, more problems, more prone to be screwed upmsexually like the adults.


40 posted on 07/07/2014 7:28:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Just look at this CRAP:

"Stigma can be subtle, such as letters home from school addressed to Mr and Mrs," Dr Crouch said.

THAT is what is supposed to be evil nowadays, as opposed to depriving a kid of his father or his mother. People who think this way should be put on a separate planet!

41 posted on 07/07/2014 7:30:18 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Edward Teach; Citizen Zed

How do same sex parents get children, maybe the Barry/Mooochelle way???


42 posted on 07/07/2014 7:31:02 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Mr Rogers

Always they leave out the part of a story that doesn’t agree with their preconceived ideals.


43 posted on 07/07/2014 7:39:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Fungi

I appreciate your confidence in me.....

What did strike me is.... what is the point of the study?

I guess its supposed to make us all feel better about watching gays raise kids..... but what if everyone involved would rather be the mommy? or what if they take turns being the Mommy or the Daddy? Is there a semi- Daddy then? or a semi-Mommy ?

how does that effect the kid?

Does the kid say “You are my Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Mommy and right now you have to be the Daddy and take me fishing “ ?

It just seems that it could get a lot more complicated than this “study “ suggests


44 posted on 07/07/2014 7:56:40 PM PDT by woofie
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