Cameron and Cameron 5 and Cameron and Harris 6 did the most unique studies of homosexual parenting to date:
Photo by Melinda Green When the Supreme Court took up the issue of gay marriage last month, Justice Antonin Scalia claimed that experts debate whether same-sex parents are bad for children. Siegel, a School of Medicine professor of pediatrics, coauthored a reportpublished by the American Academy of Pediatrics the week before the court case, arguing that three decades of research concur that kids of gay parents are doing just fine.
In an interview with BU Today, Siegel acknowledges the limits of all this research: The report cites estimates that gay couples and single parents are raising almost two million American children.
Does he expect the report to influence either the high court or state legislatures debating gay marriage and adoption? Those studies similarly found no difference in outcomes for the children as compared with children of heterosexual parents.
Even that study found mixed results the children of gay parents did more poorly in language and math, but better in social studies and attitudes toward learning, for example.
Siegel cites another antigay parenting study by a University of Texas researcher that has also been criticized for its methodology.
The researcher compared children in happy heterosexual marriages with children whose parents divorced after a gay affair. The researcher has admitted that his scientific work and Catholic faith are inseparable; Catholic teaching denounces homosexual acts as sinful.By comparison, gay couples can't have an unplanned pregnancy, which causes them to scramble for resources and make sacrifices.
Therefore, their children may live better lives. While there isn’t much research to confirm or deny any of these claims for heterosexual teen parents, recent research suggests that children with same-sex parents are.
The more accepting cultural context seems to positively affect children who grow up in same-sex families: In comparison with children of lesbian parents in the USA, In lesbian and heterosexual families in which childcare and paid work outside the home were unequally divided between the two parents, children more frequently opted for future.
Comparing the Impact of Homosexual and Heterosexual Parents on Children: Meta-Analysis of Existing Research. Homosexual vs. Heterosexual Parenting: Is There Really “No Difference”?
James R. Aist (Note: numbers given in parentheses refer to specific references listed in the “References Cited” section at the end of the article) “Children of homosexual parents are about times more likely to be homosexual than are children of heterosexual parents.”.
How Do the Kids of Homosexual Parents Turn Out?
The Best Evidence The homosexual movement, many professional associations, and the media assert that whether or not a parent engages in homosexuality is irrelevant: as long as the child is . Among the families of subjects in Sirota’s study, one or more parents reportedly abused drugs and/or alcohol in 59% of gay-father families vs.
31% of heterosexual-father families. 72% of families with gay fathers dissolved, while 68% of families with heterosexual fathers stayed intact.