The "no differences" theory that children of gay parents—married or not—do not substantially differ from the children of married, heterosexual parents has now been called into question. Two studies published on June 10, in the esteemed journal, Social Science Research, come to conclusions that will cause a great deal of controversy, and should bring about further research. Here's a look at the findings:. According to Dr. Mark Regnerus, Associate Professor at the University of Texas, compared thousands of young adults ages who were raised in different types of family arrangements. Those who knew that their mothers had had a lesbian relationship fared significantly worse on measures of educational attainment and household income, reported more depression, used marijuana more, more often reported forced sexual encounters, felt less close to their biological mother, felt less safe and secure in their family of origin, had more often pled guilty to a minor criminal offense and were more likely to be on public assistance.
How Many Children Have Gay Parents in the US?
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The children of lesbian parents are less likely to identify as heterosexual as adults and much more likely to report same-sex attraction, according to a long-term study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a think tank focused on sexual orientation and gender. As many as 6 million children and adults in the U. Nanette Gartrell, M. Started in , the study has been following the offspring of lesbian parents from conception into adulthood. For this latest report, 76 children of lesbian parents, now all adults in their mids, were asked about their sexual attraction, identification and behavior.
I Have Gay Parents
My mother, being a lesbian, refused to have sex with a man. So they went to sperm bank and nine months later I was born. When I was four, I met Jon and his lover Jim, and a little later decided all by myself that they should be my fathers. Nine years have gone by now, and so far, those nine years have been the best of my life. I love having four parents!
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. A new study out of Italy shows children raised by same-sex couples are as psychologically well-adjusted—if not slightly more—than children raised by heterosexual couples. It adds to the growing body of research disproving the notion that same-sex parenting is somehow inferior.