Skip to comments.How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?
Posted on 02/26/2013 1:03:02 PM PST by annalex
a b s t r a c t
The New Family Structures Study (NFSS) is a social-science data-collection project that ﬁelded a survey to a large, random sample of American young adults (ages 1839) who were raised in different types of family arrangements. In this debut article of the NFSS, I compare how the young-adult children of a parent who has had a same-sex romantic relationship fare on 40 different social, emotional, and relational outcome variables when compared with six other family-of-origin types. The results reveal numerous, consistent differences, especially between the children of women who have had a lesbian relationship and those with still-married (heterosexual) biological parents. The results are typically robust in multivariate contexts as well, suggesting far greater diversity in lesbian-parent household experiences than convenience-sample studies of lesbian families have revealed. The NFSS proves to be an illuminating, versatile dataset that can assist family scholars in understanding the long reach of family structure and transitions.
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A few things become apparent from professor Regnery's findings:
The study, therefore, is more significant in discussing the impact of family breakdown in general, than it is in discussing committed homosexual unions who might dabble in parenting. The fact that the study has produced such a hostility from the homosexual lobby is a damning addition to the ugly image that lobby has built for itself.
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I agree with the suggestion of supporting Prof. Regnerus, but his publisher, Elsevier Press, is another matter. Get the free download the Iona Institute is offering quick before Elsevier sues to have it taken down.
Well, the top recruitment method is to molest them as kids, so...
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
It's all part of the 'plan'. The sodomites are just 'useful idiots'.
The impact on these children has hideous results.
Even if a person leaves God out of the equation and argues strictly biologically we are designed for male and female to produce offspring, each having a roll in the rearing (which is different between the two) because of that and that alone any raising of offspring outside of that does not produce normal children - it is not possible.
no matter how many times i read this sentence, i cannot wrap my mind around it... i have no idea what he is saying here...
Yes, also download it from there and have it in your private library.
I have taken up the habit of saving what I see to my local disk. Do no take the Internet for granted, folks: what the government giveth it also taketh away.
normal? what is that? what about children who were raised by a widowed mother? or father? or children who were raised by siblings because they were orphaned? none have a chance to be normal? i am not supportive of same-sex marriage, nor same-sex child rearing... however, some heterosexual couples raise less than normal kids themselves...
Who’s the gay guy watching the girl prep the salad? :)
I think he means that as he studied a large sample (as opposed to a “convenience sample”) he has covered a diverse number of familial situations among the lesbian folk and his findings are “robust” in the sense that they represent a broad spectrum rather than a few hand-picked picture-perfect lesbian families typically trotted forward in the sellout media.
wow! i am impressed that you were able to glean all of that from that sentence! thank you for the clarification...
Every fag I've known has a lot more problems than faggery. Two have committed suicide....
This, I believe, will generally prove to be an oxymoron.
how? committed and homosexual unions? or committed homosexual and unions? i take it you mean the first...
Table 2 Mean scores on select dichotomous outcome variables, NFSS (can read as percentage: as in, 0.42 = 42%). IBF (intact bio family);LM (lesbian mother); GF(gay father); Adopted by strangers; Divorced late (>18);Step family;Single parent;All;other Currently married 0.43 0.36 0.35 0.41 0.36 0.41 0.37 0.39 Currently cohabiting 0.09 0.24 0.21 0.07^ 0.31 0.19 0.19 0.13 Family received welfare growing up 0.17 0.69 0.57 0.12^ 0.47^ 0.53^ 0.48^ 0.35^ Currently on public assistance 0.10 0.38 0.23 0.27 0.31 0.30 0.30 0.23 Currently employed full-time 0.49 0.26 0.34 0.41 0.42 0.47^ 0.43^ 0.39 Currently unemployed 0.08 0.28 0.20 0.22 0.15 0.14 0.13^ 0.15 Voted in last presidential election 0.57 0.41 0.73^ 0.58 0.63^ 0.57^ 0.51 0.48 Thought recently about suicide 0.05 0.12 0.24 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.05 0.09 Recently or currently in therapy 0.08 0.19 0.19 0.22 0.12 0.17 0.13 0.09 Identifies as entirely heterosexual 0.90 0.61 0.71 0.82^ 0.83^ 0.81^ 0.83^ 0.82^ Is in a same-sex romantic relationship 0.04 0.07 0.12 0.23 0.05 0.13 0.03 0.02 Had affair while married/cohabiting 0.13 0.40 0.25 0.20 0.12^ 0.32 0.19^ 0.16^ Has ever had an STI 0.08 0.20 0.25 0.16 0.12 0.16 0.14 0.08 Ever touched sexually by parent/adult 0.02 0.23 0.06^ 0.03^ 0.10 0.12 0.10 0.08^ Ever forced to have sex against will 0.08 0.31 0.25 0.23 0.24 0.16 0.16^ 0.11^ Bold indicates the mean scores displayed are statistically-significantly different from IBFs (currently intact, bio mother/father household, column 1),A child raised in a lesbian or gay household is several times more likely to have been on welfare, been sexually molested by a parent, or raped.
You are referring to a serious difficulty in front of anyone researching this. The phenomenon of committed homosexual unions has to be studied because this is what the proponents of gay "marriage" say should exist in law. Surely we all recognize that marriages are not terribly committed either: we have adultery and divorce fairly common. So the standard has to be "homosexual unions nearly as committed to fidelity and perpetuity as marriages are".
If we simply postulate "committed homosexual unions" are not possible even by that standard, we cannot make any intelligent statement about the children that might be raised in this environment. So the researcher has to take this approach: given that "committed homosexual unions" are not an observable reality at least because where they exist in law, they are rare, and where they do not exist in law they have an extra hurdle on their way to become committed, -- what can we observe about, simply, people with homosexual behavior who are responsible for raising children? It turns out that homosexuals are a negative factor in the lives of the offspring, comparable to divorce and step parenting. So therefore, even if the homosexuals clear every legal hurdle, and form committed unions comparable in fidelity levels to the heterosexual couples, they will continue to be a negative factor simply because they are homosexual. That is, I think, the salient conclusion one draws from the article.
From Table 2 Currently on welfare:
intact straight parents 10%
lesbian mother 38%
gay father 23%
divorce, adoption, etc. 23%-31%
intact straight parents 2%
lesbian mother 23%
gay father 6%
divorce, adoption, etc. 3%-12%
intact straight parents 8%
lesbian mother 31%
gay father 25%
divorce, adoption, etc. 11%-24%