Contact What does the scholarly research say about the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents? We identified 79 scholarly studies that met our criteria for adding to knowledge about the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents. Of those studies, 75 concluded that children of gay or lesbian parents fare no worse than other children. While many of the sample sizes were small, and some studies lacked a control group, researchers regard such studies as providing the best available knowledge about child adjustment, and do not view large, representative samples as essential. We identified four studies concluding that children of gay or lesbian parents face added disadvantages.
Same-sex marriage and children’s well-being: Research roundup
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Nonetheless, they are in the middle of doing a second-parent adoption. Harris June 20, At gay pride marches around the country this month, there will be celebrations of marriage, a national right that, at just two years old, feels freshly exuberant to many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. But while questions of marriage are largely settled, same-sex couples who choose to have children still face a patchwork of laws around the country that define who is and who can be a parent. This introduces a rash of complications about where L. In some states, like Maryland and Massachusetts, adoption agencies are expressly prohibited from discriminating based on sexual orientation.
Same-Sex Parenting: The research supporting this conclusion is accepted beyond serious debate. The problem is, that conclusion is wrong. It is stunning how absolutely uncritical and lazy our nation's journalists and commentators have been regarding this body of research.
Siegel, a School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, coauthored a report , published by the American Academy of Pediatrics the week before the court case, arguing that three decades of research concur that kids of gay parents are doing just fine. In an interview with BU Today, Siegel acknowledges the limits of all this research: The report cites estimates that gay couples and single parents are raising almost two million American children.