Same-Sex Parenting Study Triggers Firestorm - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Same-Sex Parenting Study Triggers Firestorm

KHQ.COM - A new study claiming to find disadvantages for children raised by same-sex parents is attracting criticism from social scientists, who say that the research does not actually address how well gay and lesbians parent.

The research surveyed almost 3,000 18- to 39-year-olds. Most were raised by heterosexual parents, but 175 had mothers who at one point had same-sex relationships and another 73 of whom had dads once in same-sex relationships. The results suggested that children of these parents are more likely than kids in other family structures to be on public assistance, unemployed or in therapy as adults, among other negative outcomes. click here to read more

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