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Kids with Lesbian Parents…

Hey everyone!  Check out this really exciting article from Times Magazine:  studies have found that kids with lesbian parents may actually do better than their heterosexually-raised peers!  How’s that for awesome science findings that we can ALL get excited about??

The authors found that children raised by lesbian mothers — whether the mother was partnered or single — scored very similarly to children raised by heterosexual parents on measures of development and social behavior. These findings were expected, the authors said; however, they were surprised to discover that children in lesbian homes scored higher than kids in straight families on some psychological measures of self-esteem and confidence, did better academically and were less likely to have behavioral problems, such as rule-breaking and aggression.

Do y’all think findings like these will be enough to one day (soon!) tip the scales in favor of adoption rights equality?  How about same sex marriage?

Read the rest of the article here (it’s short, I promise!):  Kids with Lesbian Parents May Do Better Than Their Peers


One thought on “Kids with Lesbian Parents…

  1. Yes, this kind of peer-reviewed, long-term, controlled study is crucial to the fight for family equality. Governments typically claim a legitimate interest in discouraging queer families because our families are at worst dangerous, or at best sub-optimal. In just a few decades we have gone from no research at all to back us up, to a number of respected studies.

    As a lesbian mom, I’m flattered by the results, but defining the “better” family isn’t interesting to me. Perhaps the best family in the world is 2 lesbians making $300,000 a year and living in Montclair, NJ with 2.5 kids and a golden retriever, but that’s irrelevant to every other family. Better to ensure all kids are raised in a “good enough” family: with love, education, health care and a safe environment.

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