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Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study
NBC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | Katie Holliday

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: falsescience; hoax; ssm; ssmchildren
Total gay propaganda BS. This was a survey. Think gays wouldn't enhance their replies?

And that's just for starters.

1 posted on 07/07/2014 9:17:50 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Nuff said.
2 posted on 07/07/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Rennes Templar

Propaganda.

There are many other studies showing the opposite.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 9:20:44 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Rennes Templar

These stories. I wonder who makes them up.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 9:20:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Rennes Templar

Worst Jedi mind trick since “you will not surely die”.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 9:22:17 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: TigerClaws

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.


6 posted on 07/07/2014 9:22:54 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Rennes Templar

I think I just better keep my mouth shut as this may be “settled science.”


7 posted on 07/07/2014 9:25:16 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: TigerClaws

Leave it to NBC to make it a headline.


8 posted on 07/07/2014 9:26:55 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Rennes Templar

Who did the report? Kinsey?


9 posted on 07/07/2014 9:27:18 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Rennes Templar

Pffft.

Yeah right.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 9:28:29 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Rennes Templar
Notice that female-female families greatly outnumber male-male families. This might mean that the slightly better average family cohesion numbers etc might be due to the greater availability of female nurturing in the female-female homes.

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.

11 posted on 07/07/2014 9:30:18 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: Rennes Templar

Well that does it then. . .I guess it must be okay.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 9:33:38 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Rennes Templar

That’s because the boys are too busy trying to run away from their molesters


13 posted on 07/07/2014 9:34:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Rennes Templar

Children Raised in the Intact Biological Family Fare Better by the Vast Majority of Objective Measures

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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

“This blatantly ignores all empirical data in this field of the social sciences.”

(Not quite.)

‘Gold standard’ study’s striking findings: children of heterosexual parents happier, healthier

Regnerus

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.

Allen

Children from same-sex households much less likely to graduate high school: large study

Girls living in “gay” households are only 15 percent as likely to graduate compared to girls from opposite sex married homes.

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.cdcStudy

Adverse Family Experiences Among Children in Nonparental Care, 2011–2012

WHO KNEW? Homosexual Activists Aim to Destroy Marriage

Masha Gessen

Judith Stacey

Are Kids Equal to You?

 

14 posted on 07/07/2014 9:36:02 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 9:37:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: freerepublicchat

Good point.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 9:42:56 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Justice

Even libs don’t believe this you know what or as demonstrated so aptly in your pic.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 9:45:26 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rennes Templar

IF 80% had female parents, and 18% had male partner parents, what were the other 2%????


18 posted on 07/07/2014 9:47:06 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: CharlesOConnell

“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.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 9:47:21 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Rennes Templar

Happier? Because they’re “gay,” don’t cha know?


20 posted on 07/07/2014 10:13:36 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Hey, Dilbert, is Carmen your mom?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roiJizt8jxw


21 posted on 07/07/2014 11:01:47 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Rennes Templar

There’s no such thing as a child of a “same sex couple”.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 11:04:39 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: Rennes Templar

The normalization of perversion continues...


23 posted on 07/07/2014 11:20:09 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Rennes Templar

NBC - ‘notin but crap’


24 posted on 07/08/2014 2:12:46 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Rennes Templar
From the article at the link:

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

"Or it can be overt and very harmful, in the form of bullying and abuse at school... What we have found is that the more stigma these families experience the greater the impact on the social and emotional well-being of children," he added.

Or the stigma can result from the fact that the children can observe, all around them, children who are being raised in intact families. They then get a strong sense that something is abnormal about their situation. A feeling of stigma is not necessarily a result of someone else's actions.

25 posted on 07/08/2014 4:16:57 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I don’t know, but whatever they are, I’m sure their “children” are even happier than the standard deviants’.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 4:29:40 AM PDT by Cato in PA (Resist!)
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To: Rennes Templar

thiu report is a year old. Dr Simon Crouch is a homosexual...so of course there is no bias


27 posted on 07/08/2014 5:20:09 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Rennes Templar

The article keeps referring to “children”, so I think that is one of the weak points of the “study”. They don’t seemed to have actually tracked any of these kids over a period of years to see the real results of this type of “parenting”. If the major problems arise in puberty, for example, and they just did a survey of a bunch of six year olds, then it’s going to be deeply flawed.


28 posted on 07/08/2014 6:21:28 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Rennes Templar
Total gay propaganda BS. This was a survey. Think gays wouldn't enhance their replies?

Gosh, I guess they forgot to survey the two gay men in San Antonio who adopted a little girl, dressed her like a whore, starved her nearly to death, then killed her by throwing her down a stairs repeatedly.

29 posted on 07/08/2014 8:19:51 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Great article as well as resource links!


30 posted on 07/08/2014 9:24:47 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: TigerClaws

Centre for Health Equity” says it all, doesn’t it?


31 posted on 07/08/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT by steve8714 (Islam is militant. Atheism is militant. Where is my Catholic Church?)
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To: Justice
Thanks. I was trying to think of a way to respond to this and to describe it without JimRob taking a ruler to me.

The reality is, "How many of these children will become walking mental time bombs in their later teen years and early twenties?"


32 posted on 07/08/2014 10:23:08 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: CharlesOConnell

Thanks for your posting of this data.

My wife and I have wondered about the mental problems these poor children will have while growing up and after they grow up.

Your reality dats answers our questions.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 10:25:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: Justice

LOL! I may have to steal your picture and post it for future idiotic “studies” like this one.

It also sums up the entire LGBT movement quite nicely!


34 posted on 07/08/2014 10:49:57 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Glad to be of service :)


35 posted on 07/08/2014 11:19:25 AM PDT by Justice
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To: Rennes Templar

Ha Ha surely even homosexuals don’t believe that crap.

Seriously they can’t be that stupid can they to think this is genuine and factual?

Can that?


36 posted on 07/08/2014 12:26:04 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: stylin19a

So the guy who did the study is infact himself a homosexual. Ha Ha


37 posted on 07/08/2014 12:26:49 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Rennes Templar

Here FRC’s take on the release of this “study”:

Upside Down Parenting Study Down Under

The Washington Post could barely contain its excitement in a new headline, “Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows.” This was double trouble, since the Post got its analysis wrong, and the latest study out of Australia suffers from the same flaws as almost all other pro-homosexual parenting research. The study is not of same-sex couples, but of “same-sex attracted parents,” who may or may not be in a relationship. It found that children with such a parent scored higher on measures of “general health,” “general behavior,” and “family cohesion” — yet lower (by less than the margin of error) on “mental health.”

But the data are of dubious value to begin with, because they are based on the parents’ own self-report (”My kid is doing great!”) rather than a more objective measure; and they are drawn from a “convenience sample” (like people responding to an ad in the “gay” media) rather than a genuinely random one. The distortion this introduces is clear from the socioeconomic profile of the sample — 73% of the homosexual parents had at least a college degree (vs. 28% of all Australian mothers), and 59% (79% of the men) had household incomes over $100,000 in Australian dollars (the median Australian household income is only $64,168).

In his 2012 research, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin turned the conventional wisdom of the politically correct academic world on its head by proving that children raised by homosexual parents do suffer disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. FRC’s Peter Sprigg analyzed the study — published in the journal Social Science Research. He and others confirmed that it was the most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on the issue — which explains why liberals have tried so desperately to discredit it.

Regnerus’s research found numerous and significant differences between these groups — with the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated “suboptimal” (Regnerus’s word) in almost every category. His study remains the gold standard for such research — and it clearly showed children do better with a married mom and dad.


38 posted on 07/08/2014 1:58:51 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: Rennes Templar

This is how liberals manufacture their own talking points.

Their mountains of lies are build from bricks of past lies, debunked or not they never worry about BS sources they rarely reference being exposed. Its always my word vs yours when you come down to it for them. The trouble is their game is most people not knowing how worthless their word really is.

It takes 6 years before most all people finally catch on to the fact that their leaders like Obama are professional liers protected by the still supporting press. By that time they got a brand new con-artist to spin a bran new set of lies.

We should thoroughly debunk this sodomite madness but know in the end it matters little. They will still build their mountain of lies with bricks whether they have been addressed or not because they have successfully cornered the market on information access meaning we have little to no voice with which to challenge most of their lies.

This is the art of political lying.


39 posted on 07/08/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
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