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Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families
The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein

Posted on 06/10/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT by Steelfish

Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

By Cheryl Wetzstein- June 10, 2012

Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as — or maybe better than — married, mother-father parents.

“The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go,” Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said in his study in Social Science Research.

Using a new, “gold standard” data set of nearly 3,000 randomly selected American young adults, Mr. Regnerus looked at their lives on 40 measures of social, emotional and relationship outcomes.

He found that, when compared with adults raised in married, mother-father families, adults raised by lesbian mothers had negative outcomes in 24 of 40 categories, while adults raised by gay fathers had negative outcomes in 19 categories.

Findings such as these do not support claims that there are “no differences” between gay parenting and heterosexual, married parents, said Mr. Regnerus, who helped develop the New Family Structures Study at the university.

Instead, “children appear most apt to succeed well as adults when they spend their entire childhood with their married mother and father, and especially when the parents remain married to the present day,” he wrote.

Mr. Regnerus‘ study of 2,988 persons ages 18 to 39 — including 175 adults raised by lesbian mothers and 73 adults raised by gay fathers — marks the first research from the new dataset, which initially included some 15,000 persons.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commonsense; dadandmom; duh; families; gay; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; momanddad; samesexmarriage
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1 posted on 06/10/2012 4:06:44 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

No! Really? You are shattering my world.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 4:09:18 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Article 58)
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To: Steelfish; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; LUV W; fatima; StarCMC

Like we didn’t already know this.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 4:10:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Steelfish

Huh!


4 posted on 06/10/2012 4:10:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Steelfish

Huh!


5 posted on 06/10/2012 4:10:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Steelfish

How many of these studies have to be done before we can all just admit that a Mom and Dad, married, raising their own children, is the best situation for the child?


6 posted on 06/10/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Steelfish
do I really have to say it???

7 posted on 06/10/2012 4:16:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: LibertarianLiz

We didn’t need a study to know this.

Those who believe otherwise will never believe this study anyway, but of course living with fruits is not the best situation for children.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 4:16:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

“May I have your attention please. There is a telephone call for Captain Obvious. If Captain Obvious is in the house, please pick up a courtesy phone and dial 9.”


9 posted on 06/10/2012 4:16:29 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Steelfish

Now if we could get parents to stop fighting each other and learn to love their families.


10 posted on 06/10/2012 4:20:27 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Steelfish

They needed a study to determine this? Next up a study to determine if the sky is blue.


11 posted on 06/10/2012 4:21:46 PM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Steelfish

12 posted on 06/10/2012 4:22:28 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Steelfish

Paging Captain Obvious?


13 posted on 06/10/2012 4:24:42 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Steelfish
Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

My gosh, brilliance never ceases!

14 posted on 06/10/2012 4:33:57 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Little Ray
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15 posted on 06/10/2012 4:34:07 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Steelfish
Study: Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

My gosh, brilliance never ceases!

16 posted on 06/10/2012 4:34:23 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Little Ray

When I read the title, my first thought was NO SH#T, SHERLOCK!


17 posted on 06/10/2012 4:35:32 PM PDT by basil
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To: Steelfish

This study’s finding won’t be allowed to stand. The study authors will be attacked, discredited and transformed into homophobes.


18 posted on 06/10/2012 4:40:55 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Steelfish

We have people like Ellen and Elton and Rosie who think they’re right and we’re wrong. We’re not !! They’re screwing up everything no matter where they go. Go back in the closet. It’s absolutely wrong that I have to deal with your perverted life style. Why is the government NOT protecting me and my children and grandchildren from you perverts?


19 posted on 06/10/2012 4:41:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

Now they’re going to do a study on whether the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Can I get a billion dollar gubbermint grant to do this study? I’ll even take pictures to prove it.


20 posted on 06/10/2012 4:43:38 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: SandRat
Like we didn’t already know this.

Sadly, with today's media, we do need something like this to be printed.

21 posted on 06/10/2012 4:47:53 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Steelfish

This goes along with the study that showed children do better when raised by stay at home mothers. It’s strange we live in a society where is the obvious is so scorned.


22 posted on 06/10/2012 4:50:46 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Steelfish

Duh.

(I could not resist.)


23 posted on 06/10/2012 4:52:39 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Varda

It’s because libs live in a fantasy world and are doing everything possible to use the government to force us to go along with their fantasy, in this case the one that says “men and women are the same and interchangeable”.


24 posted on 06/10/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Steelfish

Was this redundant study funded by taxpayer dollars?


25 posted on 06/10/2012 4:58:04 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Sacajaweau
Why is the government NOT protecting me and my children and grandchildren from you perverts?

What it boils down to is that you and your kids are not a well heeled , left leaning , politically active lobby with ties to the media and Hollywood. All valuable assets if you happen to be a leftist politician.

Always remember leftists crave power and will dedicate their lives to it. Conservatives are more in tune with General Washington. They don't want power but will grudgingly accept it when they feel their country needs them.

26 posted on 06/10/2012 5:03:02 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: ReformationFan

I agree completely. It’s the concretazation of the Marxist fantasy which unfortunately claims victims of America’s children.


27 posted on 06/10/2012 5:04:19 PM PDT by Varda
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To: Steelfish
Master Of The Obvious
28 posted on 06/10/2012 5:06:11 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: Steelfish
I'm FLABBERGASTED....
29 posted on 06/10/2012 5:09:00 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Steelfish

My wife and her fellow kindergarten teachers could have told them that and saved a lot of grant money. They have been saying it for years. The other group of children that fail are the kids of single parents with revolving door boyfriends or uncles living with the parent just long enough for the child to learn their name, frequently they don’t, or the mother to get pregnant.


30 posted on 06/10/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

I appreciate the info and the study, as often those pushing homosexual adoption etc. use the other, tiny, narrow study to push their (totally wrong) agenda.

Children need both. married. parents. throughout their lives, or there will be a negative result of one magnitude or another.

We all can’t help it if we lose a spouse to death or illness or even divorce, but, we can stop the push towards homo parenting. It is bad for kids from the start.

Similar to a broken leg. If you break a leg somewhere through the race, you are not going to do as well, although you can often continue and get there. But why deliberately break your leg before the starting gun goes off? Give the kids the best start you can, and do all you can to preserve the best situation for them.


31 posted on 06/10/2012 5:20:02 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: VRW Conspirator

And how much money did we spend for this “common sense” study?

Oh, that’s right, it’s not for the common sense crowd....it’s for the highly educated ones that are bereft of common sense....they needed it to be educated.


32 posted on 06/10/2012 5:43:45 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Steelfish

I’ve seen some of this first hand. I had a sister-in-law who was married to a boozing, marijuana using, womanizing jerk. She was his second wife. She had two sons around the time I had my kids. She tried to be the perfect mother and have a perfect home. She ended up in rehab and decided she was actually a lesbian (no surprise after he bad treatment by the men in her life.) Not long after, she moved in with her new lover. Both her sons ended up juvenile delinquents, jailed multiple times and on drugs. We lived in a small town. A sister-in-law was a college instructor married to a very prominent cardiologist. One of their children is a doctor, the other a sociologist, both married with children. Quite the compare and contrast within the extended family. Doesn’t take a genius....


33 posted on 06/10/2012 5:47:04 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: Varda

Indeed. Before we know it, both Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are bound to be criminalized.


34 posted on 06/10/2012 5:48:36 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Steelfish

The way of the family is the way of God. What more needs be said?


35 posted on 06/10/2012 6:06:24 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Steelfish

36 posted on 06/10/2012 6:18:42 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
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Pssst ...


Don't tell Rush Limbaugh that the "Celestial God-Child from Planet Kolob" ...

thinks that GAY ADOPTION of Children is WONDERFUL ...



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37 posted on 06/10/2012 6:29:06 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: Steelfish

Duh!


38 posted on 06/10/2012 6:31:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Steelfish
while adults raised by gay fathers had negative outcomes in 19 categories.

Well, we know what at least one of those categories is.

39 posted on 06/10/2012 6:40:53 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: ReformationFan
....criminalized, or perhaps simply merged into one, call “homo-day”.

According to 0pansy, being a homo is a ‘green job’. It's a green job because the more homo's there are, the less breeding, thus less pollution......

Saved or created baby, saved or created.

40 posted on 06/10/2012 6:58:21 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: SandRat

BIG surprise......NOT! :)


41 posted on 06/10/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Steelfish

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42 posted on 06/10/2012 7:17:29 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?" - Augustine of Hippo)
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To: Steelfish

I always cringe when I read or hear about innocent children being adopted (sold) by queers. That child is being involuntarily thrust into a perverted life style from which they probably will never recover. Pray for each and everyone of them.


43 posted on 06/10/2012 7:31:38 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Steelfish

I can’t believe the Slimes allowed this study to be disseminated.


44 posted on 06/10/2012 7:59:37 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Steelfish
Wow...I guess 50,000+ of human evolution hasn't been wrong...

Who knew..

{sarcasm off}

45 posted on 06/10/2012 8:01:54 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: SandRat

“Like we didn’t already know this.”

Ronaldus Magnus said it best:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/194830


46 posted on 06/10/2012 8:27:03 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Steelfish
Children Fare Better In Traditional Mom-Dad Families

HATER!

47 posted on 06/10/2012 8:31:48 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Steelfish
Findings such as these do not support claims that there are “no differences” between gay parenting and heterosexual, married parents, said Mr. Regnerus...this may seem obvious and accepted knowledge to most, but the addition of another objective, "scientific" study confirming the idea that male-female parenting is the most effective is necessary to help refute claims to the contrary made by "intellectuals" on the left, backed by their own supposedly valid scientific findings - the more such studies as this, the better.....
48 posted on 06/10/2012 9:15:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: nonsporting

You’re right about that; the data should be saved/stored by interested parties, because it doesn’t fit “the program”.


49 posted on 06/11/2012 3:38:28 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“I always cringe when I read or hear about innocent children being adopted (sold) by queers. That child is being involuntarily thrust into a perverted life style from which they probably will never recover.”

Besides the obvious risk (the child’s physical safety), what chance could they have with “parents” that are certifiably crazy? Until it was changed decades ago for purely political reasons, homosexuality was rightly considered a mental illness.


50 posted on 06/11/2012 3:42:14 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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