Researchers analyzed data from 34 studies from countries where same-sex marriage is legal and found that children of same-sex parents have home lives and outcomes that are as good or better than those of heterosexual couples.
The resulting research led to a new study published in the BMJ Global Health journal.
Children of same-sex parents see outcomes as good or better than heterosexual couples: study https://t.co/PJ2HMQA4Sm pic.twitter.com/t2rrXP3ASD
— The Hill (@thehill) March 7, 2023
From The Hill:
In the study, they compared the development of children who were raised by couples that identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender — with those raised by heterosexual parents.
The researchers, who were based in the U.S. and China, used data from 16 of the studies for their meta analyses of the topic.
Their results suggested that children, especially those around preschool ages, may have a better psychological adjustment when raised by LGBTQ couples than those raised by heterosexual couples.
The study also found that children raised by same-sex or other LGBTQ parents may have better relationships with their children than those raised by traditional heterosexual couples.
From the study:
“Contrary to many concerns, our review found most family outcomes were similar between these two family types, and sexual minority families have even better outcomes in some domains, such as child psychological adjustment and child-parent relationships.”
“Sexual minority parent groups showed higher levels of parent-child relationship quality, such as higher levels of warmth, greater amounts of interaction and more supportive behaviour, when compared with the heterosexual parent groups.”
You can find the results of previous studies which came to the same conclusion here, here, and here.
I suppose it's good to have studies backing up what is perfectly obvious to anybody with half a brain! I note only that this comes out at a time when homophobic dogwhistling about "safeguarding" children from anything queer has got markedly loud. https://t.co/8KIPu9FPf5
— Caspar Salmon (@CasparSalmon) March 7, 2023