• Research Backing Same-Sex Parenting

    During the marriage equality debate it is always said children in same-sex households have worse outcomes than those in heterosexual outcomes. This simply isn’t true, below is but a sample of the research carried which has found no difference in the outcomes and the psychological and child developmental associations than back these findings.

    Children in planned lesbian families: Stigmatisation, psychological adjustment and protective factors, Culture, Health & Sexuality

    Transracial Adoption by Lesbian, Gay,and Heterosexual Couples: Who Completes Transracial Adoptions and With What Results?

    American Academy of Pediatrics: Technical Report: Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents

    How does the gender of parents matter? Journal of Marriage and Family

    Children’s Gender Identity in Lesbian and Heterosexual Two-Parent Families

    Child adjustment and parenting in planned lesbian families with known and as-yet unknown donors

    Children in Planned Lesbian Families: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between the United States and the Netherlands. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

    Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America’s Children

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families

    Child Adjustment and Parenting in Planned Lesbian-Parent Families

    National Lesbian Family Study: 4. Interviews with the 10-year-old children

    What does it mean for youngsters to grow up in a lesbian family created by means of donor insemination?

    Parenting and Child Development in Adoptive Families: Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter?

    Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children: A Review

    Same-Sex Parenting and Child Development: Reviewing the Contribution of Parental Gender

    The Role of the Father in Child Development


    Not only has there been a plethora of research but numerous associations have concluded that there is no difference between same-sex parents and heterosexuals parents and have publicly stated so.

    American Psychological Assocation

    Position Statement in Support of Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Civil Marriage

    Amicus brief submitted in support of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenge to California Prop 8

    Lesbian and Gay Parenting Resource Publication

    Canadian Psychological Association

    Brief presented to the Legislative House of Commons Committee on Bill

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Policy statement – Coparent or second-parent adoption by same-sex parents

    Australian Psychological Society

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) parented families – A literature review

    American Psychoanalytic Association

    Position statement on Gay and Lesbian Parenting

    American Psychiatric Association

    Adoption and co-parenting by same-sex couples

    North American Council on Adoptable Children

    Gay and Lesbian Adoptions and Foster Care

    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Submission to the Church of England’s Listening Exercise on Human Sexuality

    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Pscyhiatry

    Children with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents

    American National Association of Social Workers

    Amicus brief – California Supreme Court – Case No. S147999

    Child Welfare League of America

    Position statement on parenting of children by lesbian, gay and bisexual adults


    Finally and certainly not least is the claim that their are no national surveys. I was able to locate six through minimal effort.

    Adolescents of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and sexual risk exposure.

    Family Structure and Children’s Health in the United States: Findings From the National Health Interview Survey, 2001–2007

    Psychosocial adjustment, school outcomes, and romantic relationships of adolescents with same-sex parents.

    Children with lesbian parents: a community study.

    Psychosocial Adjustment among Children Conceived via Donor Insemination by Lesbian and Heterosexual Mothers

    Donor Insemination: Child Development and Family Functioning in Lesbian Mother Families


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    Article by: Humanisticus