A Canadian study by professor Douglas Allen of Simon Frazier University finds that children raised by married biological parents do better in school than children raised by same-sex couples. The study appears in the Review of Economics of the Household, which I understand is a peer-reviewed journal. The study uses a random 20 percent sample of 2006 Canadian census data. According to the author, this sample size “allows for control of parental marital status, distinguishes between gay and lesbian families, and is large enough to evaluate differences in gender between parents and children.” The study finds that children living with gay and
The article doesn´t mention if the children were adopted or if one of the parents is the natural birth parent. That may make a difference. I know a s/s couple that adopted twins who clearly have some learning issues likely handed down from a drug addicted mother. Since a lot of s/s couples adopt this may also be a factor.
Another s/s couple I know (hey, I live in California, everybody knows multiple s/s couples) raised four kids that were all the birth children of one of the parents. All the kids are in college or successfully graduated.
So, this study, as well as studies that say the opposite (for the reasons given in the article) doesn´t really mean all that much in the vast scheme of things.
Agree with #3. Most of the male-male couples (with children) that I know had their children thru their ex-wives. I would imagine that the stress of parental divorce adds to the probability of academic problems. On the other hand, all the kids I have seen from male-male couples who produced their own offspring (surrogacy) are doing great in school.
Yeah but they learn the important things in school, like it´s OKAY to have two mommies. That math and science stuff is just fluff because there aren´t any jobs anyway and all the grants are going to things like climate change and dung beetle migration studies.
Last time I checked, most children of hetero couples weren´t doing all that great in school either.
Children normally thrive in a household with 2 loving parents whether the parents are straight or gay. Parents you see as "perverts" are no more nor less in their childrens´ eyes than their parents who love and nurture them. My niece and her partner (married in the eyes of the law) are bringing up her 2 daughters who are happy, healthy, of above average intelligence, and having as happy a childhood as any children you can imagine because they are living in a happy household where they are loved and cared for.
There´s probably a simple explanation of this.My guess is kids of ss couples get bullied and taunted like hell in school to the point they simple don´t want to go.I have other reasons to be against gay adoptions but there isn´t much you can do when one of the parents are natural.`
The current educaton sec. wanted to open seperate schools for gays when he was in Chicago. There has to be a reason for that.Kids have always been known as cruel but that has gotten a lot worse in today´s culture of bullying that schools do little about.
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