The world’s largest study to date researching the impact gay and lesbian parents have on their children finds that kids with gay parents are actually happier and healthier than their peers who have straight parents, reports U.K. LGBT site PinkNews.
The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families in Australia studied the mental, physical, and social wellbeing of 500 children from around the nation up to the age of 17. The study also interviewed 315 gay, lesbian, and bisexual parents, asking them to complete the Child Health Questionnaire, which is recognized around the world.
Preliminary results indicated that children of gay and lesbian parents were no different from their peers raised by straight parents in terms of physical and mental health, and in their interactions with others and their parents.
The study did discover, however, that children raised by same-sex parents scored significantly higher in terms of family cohesion and general health than did kids raised by opposite-sex parents, according to PinkNews.
So much for the “gays make bad parents” argument. Of course, the haters will just dismiss the study as flawed and continue flogging their own opinions as fact.