Skip to comments.Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study
Posted on 07/07/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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.
Children in same-sex parent families scored roughly six percent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion, according to the research. But within the categories of temperament and mood, behavior, mental health, emotional role and self-esteem, these children scored the same as children from the general population.
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And that's just for starters.
There are many other studies showing the opposite.
These stories. I wonder who makes them up.
Worst Jedi mind trick since “you will not surely die”.
Even the New York Times did a feature article about how they suffer from gender identity issues.
Of douse, these days that’s considered a plus.
I think I just better keep my mouth shut as this may be “settled science.”
Leave it to NBC to make it a headline.
Who did the report? Kinsey?
It's possible that male-female families compare favorably when the mother doesn't work and is available for nurturing and bonding. Of course they'd never admit that. It would go against their ideas about what it means to be a successful woman.
Well that does it then. . .I guess it must be okay.
That’s because the boys are too busy trying to run away from their molesters
Notre Dame University has denied official recognition of a student group promoting policymaking that places primary emphasis on advocacy explicitly for the interests of children in considerations about so-called “Gay Marriage”. The quest for recognition by Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP), was rejected in an April 30 letter from the university’s Student Activities Office.
In evaluating a proposal, approval is based on several things. There was not a need for another similar-type club. The Club Coordination Council
SCOP’s Notre Dame Marriage Petition cites Pope Francis and the Catechism of the Catholic Church in support of the group’s quest to promote children’s interests as equally valid to the now-exclusive consideration given adults’ interests regarding so-called “Marriage Equity”.
“We reject the view that the young have agreed to redefine marriage. Rather, we think that they have not explored the meaning and importance of marriage.”
Students for Child-Oriented Policy
An opposing group, Students Against SCOP, asserts that SCOP makes “incorrect implications that same-sex parenting is damaging to children this blatantly ignores all empirical data in this field of the social sciences.”
SCOP’s incorrect implications that same-sex parenting is damaging to children blatantly ignores all empirical data in this field of the social sciences.Students Against SCOP
The most scientifically credible studies show that children of heterosexual parents fare better on numerous indicators of personal well-being than children of homosexual parents. Authored by Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the study was published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research.
Regnerus’ findings conflict with studies widely touted by homosexual activists which have claimed that children raised by homosexual parents fare as well or even better than their peers. Many of these studies, Regnerus points out, have relied on small, self-selected samples, parent rather than child reported outcomes, and have exhibited evidence of political bias.
Regnerus drew his data from the New Family Structures Study, a data collection project that drew from a large, random sample of American young adults. This study is one of the few that measures outcomes as reported by the children of homosexuals, rather than relying on an assessment by the homosexual parent.
A large-scale study by Douglas W. Allen, professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, has found that children in same-sex households were only 65 percent as likely to graduate from high school as those living in traditional opposite sex marriage families.
Are Kids Equal to You?
It appears to have escaped the writer that this entire concept is a biological impossibility. Depriving a child of a mother and a father, who do indeed have distinct and essential roles in the nurturing and development of their children and acting like that is a good thing for a child by these kinds of nonsensical stories is really pathetic.
Even libs don’t believe this you know what or as demonstrated so aptly in your pic.
IF 80% had female parents, and 18% had male partner parents, what were the other 2%????
“The most scientifically credible studies show that children of heterosexual parents fare better ...Authored by Mark Regnerus, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the study was published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research.”
Wonder if his study made an NBC headline.
Happier? Because they’re “gay,” don’t cha know?