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Children raised by same-sex couples healthier and happier, research suggests
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Company) ^ | 7/5/2014

Posted on 07/05/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT by wonkowasright

Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and wellbeing than their peers from traditional family units, new Australian research suggests.

In what they described as the largest study of its type in the world, University of Melbourne researchers surveyed 315 same-sex parents and 500 children about their physical health and social wellbeing.

Lead researcher Doctor Simon Crouch said children raised by same-sex partners scored an average of 6 per cent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion.

"That's really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems that same-sex-parent families and the children in them are getting along well, and this has positive impacts on child health," Dr Crouch said.

There were more than 33,000 families with same-sex parents living in Australia, according to the most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics census.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: adoption; homosexualagenda; samesex
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The precise details of how these outcomes were evaluated definitely need some scrutinization.
1 posted on 07/05/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT by wonkowasright
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To: wonkowasright

good thing the social sciences aren’t particularly easy to manipulate for propaganda purposes. Yes, sarcasm.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 6:48:17 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: wonkowasright

Total bullsh!t


3 posted on 07/05/2014 6:48:31 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: wonkowasright

Most of these agendized studies are based primarily on self-reported information. Not surprisingly, they show that kids are better off without either a mother or a father. Naturally, the media can’t wait to celebrate.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 6:48:37 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: wonkowasright
Remember... it's not a lie, if you believe its true.

--- George Costanza

5 posted on 07/05/2014 6:49:13 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: wonkowasright

Lying is the whole of their lifestyle...So don’t believe everything or anything they say for that matter.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 6:49:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: madprof98

Yep, that’s what I thought. The media want to celebrate homosexual parenting, so that’s why this article is out there in the first place.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 6:49:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: wonkowasright

So those of us who would ordinarily be drawn to marry a member of the opposite sex ought to suppress that inclination in order to raise happier, better adjusted children?


8 posted on 07/05/2014 6:50:40 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: wonkowasright
Children raised by same-sex couples healthier and happier, research suggests

And research suggests Hitler was kind and benevolent to a fault. /s

9 posted on 07/05/2014 6:50:53 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: wonkowasright

When I was in college I worked for a proff who lived off grants. The first question he always asked what, “What results are you looking for?” Amazingly, those were the results he delivered. Usually, all work, on the grant happened when the report was due. Meantime the students and the proff lived off of it and just considered it their due.

The same is now true of every statistic the government produces. What do you want to prove? Obamacare is working? Sure. That’ll be $80 million dollars please.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 6:51:28 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: wonkowasright

what a steaming pile


11 posted on 07/05/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: wonkowasright

>>The precise details of how these outcomes were evaluated definitely need some scrutinization.

It’s probably like the survey where they determine the “healthiest” nations and a country gets 25 points out of a best possible 100 for having socialized medicine.

They probably get 25 points in this survey for “both parents can share the same clothes”.


12 posted on 07/05/2014 6:52:05 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: VideoDoctor
And research suggests Hitler was kind and benevolent to a fault.

Hitler also loved animals, was a vegan, and a patriot.

13 posted on 07/05/2014 6:52:21 AM PDT by AU72
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To: panaxanax
Total bullsh!t

indeed.

14 posted on 07/05/2014 6:52:44 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yes, they make it sound as if it is preferable to raise children in same-sex couple households.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: wonkowasright

Research performed by same sex researchers. Healthier translates to gayer.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 6:54:29 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: wonkowasright

“Ms Phillips also questioned the the objectivity of the study’s lead researcher.

“Simon Crouch is raising two young children himself with his male homosexual partner, the results should be taken with caution,” she said.”

This explains it.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 6:55:25 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: wonkowasright

Irrelevant study.

I’d like to see a study broken down by genders, i.e. boys raised by two women vs. girls raised by two women vs. boys raised by two men vs girls raised by two men.

And I’m itching for the study on these kids when they become adults.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 6:55:27 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: wonkowasright

I do beg to differ,but then who am I to dispute scientific
research?


19 posted on 07/05/2014 6:56:57 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: DungeonMaster

Healthier translates to gayer.


Bingo. Because the more gay you are, the better adjusted you are. [/s]


20 posted on 07/05/2014 6:57:14 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: wonkowasright

I guess the thousands of years of traditional marriage was a total failure..... To the gays we are just breeders... Supplying products for their twisted sick lives.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: wonkowasright

In my experience children raised by same sex couples are so brain screwed that they’re barely functional.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 6:59:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: DungeonMaster

A thought just occurred to me.

The term “Gay” is sexist. My experience with homosexual people of both genders suggests that “Gay” only applies to male homosexuals. The term “Surly” applies to female homosexuals.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 7:01:21 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: wonkowasright
Gotta' push that agenda!

Our "news" media are nothing but propagandists.

24 posted on 07/05/2014 7:02:43 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: cdcdawg

Nothing better than a totally unnatural and immoral upbringing I guess.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: wolfpat

The correct term for male homosexuals is Queer.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: wolfpat

Thought it was Butch.


27 posted on 07/05/2014 7:06:40 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: wonkowasright

So God (or nature, for the Gaia worshippers) didn’t know what He was doing when He made it necessary for a man and a woman to mate, for pro-creation.


28 posted on 07/05/2014 7:07:14 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: wonkowasright

Same-sex “couples” tend to be above the median income, so the children have that in their favor. But their little minds are being screwed up.


29 posted on 07/05/2014 7:08:21 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: AU72; VideoDoctor

****And research suggests Hitler was kind and benevolent to a fault.

Hitler also loved animals, was a vegan, and a patriot.***

And a Painter! What a painter! He could do a whole room in one afternoon! TWO COATS!


30 posted on 07/05/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: wonkowasright

Report is a year old..it came out in 06/2013

and....wait for it...wait for it...

Dig a bit further and you find out that Dr Simon Crouch, the lead researcher, is a homosexual


31 posted on 07/05/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Innovative

Like the gay judges who keep claiming their same-sex partnerships are just exactly the same as the marriages of the heterosexual couples down the block. Unfortunately, of course, the public has decided to believe them.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 7:18:01 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: wonkowasright

The new science:

Determine your agenda.
Cherry pick the data.
Manipulate the model until you data fits your agenda.


33 posted on 07/05/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: wolfpat

“Surly” that’s so true. Surly and fugly.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 7:18:40 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (No one can come to me unless the Father who sent Me draws him.)
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To: wonkowasright

Scientific criticism, when the preliminary report for this was released last year:

http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/not_so_fast


35 posted on 07/05/2014 7:21:45 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: wonkowasright

Fake. Homosexuals are attention seeking personalities and therefore we see that flamboyant homosexual behavior. They teach their children to put on that flamboyant face as well.


36 posted on 07/05/2014 7:25:10 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: wonkowasright

University researchers = What result do you want $$$$$$


37 posted on 07/05/2014 7:26:50 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: wonkowasright

and 315 is what percent of the 33000 families w/same-sex parents living in Australia? Is the sample really large enough for such broad application?


38 posted on 07/05/2014 7:27:18 AM PDT by a.c.t.32
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To: wonkowasright

We’ve seen direct testimony here on FR, and this is BUNK.

The guy explained that without a male role model he had no idea how to function in society and his awkwardness made him an outcast.

He was confused and let himself be used by gays, and later had problems with booze and drugs.

He went on, but you get the point.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 7:28:41 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Thanks for the link. I have been trying to find out if he’s actually published anything now or if its still the preliminary reports.

I’m not having much luck.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 7:30:02 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: wonkowasright
Children raised by same-sex couples healthier and happier, research suggests.
41 posted on 07/05/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: wonkowasright
feh...
42 posted on 07/05/2014 7:35:53 AM 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: Innovative

Here is another part of the explanation:

“”I wasn’t surprised that these parents who volunteered for the study all thought their children were doing well,” Ms Phillips said.”

There are plans at a later date to use reporting based on surveys of the kids and not the ‘parents’.

IOW, this study shows that the homosexual parents who volunteered for the ‘study’ by a homosexual activist reported their families were happier than heterosexual families. No questions were asked of the kids, no results from later in life to see how the kids turned out...just the homosexual parents scoring their success as homosexual parents!

Nope, no slanting there!


43 posted on 07/05/2014 7:42:00 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Excellent link! And the interim report is BS in itself,

"For 80% of the children a female parent completed the survey, 18% were completed by a male parent, with 2% [yep - only two percent of the 350 surveyed!] having an other gendered parent."

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/simon_report_.pdf

DO THE MATH!

44 posted on 07/05/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT by celmak
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To: wonkowasright

Let’s check back in 30 years and see how happy they are.


45 posted on 07/05/2014 7:49:18 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: wonkowasright

I wonder how they explain the facts of life to kids in a homosexual organization.

“And then daddy stuck his penis into Gene’s behind, and that’s where you came from!”

“So, I’m a turd?”


46 posted on 07/05/2014 7:49:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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“That’s really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems that same-sex-parent families and the children in them are getting along well, and this has positive impacts on child health”

Robots probably get great together all the time as well. Getting along all the time must mean the kids get whatever they want to “shut up”. That rarely turns out well adjusted adults. Gee I guess gay couples will be pushed to the front of the adoption lines now.


47 posted on 07/05/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: wonkowasright
Read this also:

"A New Zealand pro-life commentator has blasted the methodology and findings of an Australian sociological study that found that children with homosexual, bisexual or lesbian parents are happier and healthier than kids from the average family."

http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/2013/08/19/same-sex-parenting-claims-hotly-contested/

48 posted on 07/05/2014 7:52:03 AM PDT by celmak
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From a methodology point of view:

Naturally, the same deficiencies in methodology would plague any researcher --- pro-homosexual, pro-normal, or strictly unbiased --- because of the nature of the subject. You can't access people's private records against their will; there are no uniform mandatory reporting requirements for medical history; juvenile arrest and conviction records are often destroyed.

But these are questions one must ask.

49 posted on 07/05/2014 7:52:45 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Cordially.)
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To: wonkowasright

So, they ask activist homosexual “parents” how their children were doing?

Well, that’s an objective source. /sarc


50 posted on 07/05/2014 8:06:17 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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