Research Shows that Gay Parents Are Good Parents
Opponents of gay marriage often say that gay marriage should be disallowed because children do better with opposite sex parents. But a new study says otherwise. Sharon Jayson reported last week in the USA Today about research by University of Southern California sociologists that showed that kids with same sex parents do just as well as kids with opposite sex parents.
Timothy Biblarz, one of the two researchers, explained:
Children being raised by same-gender parents, on most all of the measures that we care about, self-esteem, school performance, social adjustment and so on, seem to be doing just fine and, in most cases, are statistically indistinguishable from kids raised by married moms and dads on these measures.
This isn't the first study to claim that kids with same sex parents do just as well as kids with opposite sex ones. This past September a multi-state study reached the same conclusion.
[Cross-posted at the Gay Couples Law Blog. Published by Gideon Alper, who also publishes the Atlanta Divorce Law Blog, it discusses same sex family law, estate planning, and taxes.]