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July 30, 2018

Studies Say Gay Parents Raise Good Kids, So Why Are Taxpayers Funding Bigotry?

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Family, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Twitter — Scottie @ 07:35

This is interesting news, for sure, though it’s unlikely to persuade those predisposed against same-sex parents. It’s not like they’re persuaded by facts. They don’t care about the children’s mental health; they just care about their right to discriminate based on religion. If they truly cared about reality, this evidence might help convince them that opening up all taxpayer-funded adoption clinics to parents regardless of sexual orientation would be good for the kids. That’s not happening.

The more recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, couldn’t be more clearer in its findings. The researchers for this longitudinal study that began in 1986 looked at data relating to offspring of sexual-minority parents and found that there was “no significant between-group differences with respect to adaptive functioning” or even behavioral or emotional problems.

The second study, in Italy, went even further. It actually said children of gay fathers and lesbian mothers were reported as having “fewer psychological problems than children of heterosexual parents.”


  1. This does not surprise me. If two gay parents are willing to go through the extra investigation into their lives, the prejudice and bigotry of the far right and ignorant people, to me, that means they very much want children and want to give them a loving home and exceptional care and support. Straight people not so much in some cases. You don’t hear of gay parents beating, abandoning and starving their children. Nor do you hear stories of children in gay households where he parents are involved with meth and other hard drugs.

    It seems a lot of religious fanatics have had abusive lonely childhoods and perhaps they are jealous of those who don’t or will not experience what they did. This bible thumping can make people exceedingly mean.

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    Comment by maryplumbago — July 30, 2018 @ 15:31

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