Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study

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    Jul 08, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    "We know that same-sex attracted parents are more likely to share child care and work responsibilities more equitably than heterosexual parent families, based more on skills rather than gender roles. This appears to be contributing to a more harmonious household and having a positive impact on child health," [Dr. Crouch] said.

    Children in same-sex parent families scored roughly six percent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion, according to the research.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/children-same-sex-parents-are-healthier-study-n149901
  • tazzari

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    Jul 08, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    Predictable, I sd think - but very glad yet another study shows this.

    NOW: can we have a study of the effects on children on growing up[ in a fundamentalist home?
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    Jul 08, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    I just wish we'd stop having these baseball-statistic-captivated-society-have-to-compare-everything "numbers" game idiocies.

    How about "some people" (gay or straight or indifferent) make good parents, and "some people" don't?
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    Jul 08, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
    Well, if gay still = happy, then it only stands to reason than a child raised with two happy parents would have a healthier and happier existence. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 08, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    I would have guessed that it would be somewhere around 20-30%. After all... most gay parents have to rationally choose to be parents. Most hetero parents are just dumb fucks who are too stupid to use birth control correctly.

    I guess that the take-home message is that parenting is more hard than anybody thinks.
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    Jul 08, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    ´╗┐´╗┐skew the results
    findings are based on parents who agreed to the survey.
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:01 PM GMT
    WrestlerBoy saidI just wish we'd stop having these baseball-statistic-captivated-society-have-to-compare-everything "numbers" game idiocies.

    How about "some people" (gay or straight or indifferent) make good parents, and "some people" don't?

    A study like this provides some counter-arguments against those who claim that LGBTs provide poor, and even unhealthy parenting. Who use those unsubstantiated claims to deny parenting rights to LGBT, as well as other related civil rights. If those slanders didn't exist, and needed to be challenged & debunked, then your position would make more sense reference to this particular research.
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    WrestlerBoy saidI just wish we'd stop having these baseball-statistic-captivated-society-have-to-compare-everything "numbers" game idiocies.

    How about "some people" (gay or straight or indifferent) make good parents, and "some people" don't?


    ^^this^^

    Even though it's difficult, some single parents can make better parents than couples, if they include extended family as part of the raising.

    Not surprisingly the article stated, "80 percent had female parents while 18 percent had male partners."
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:32 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    WrestlerBoy saidI just wish we'd stop having these baseball-statistic-captivated-society-have-to-compare-everything "numbers" game idiocies.

    How about "some people" (gay or straight or indifferent) make good parents, and "some people" don't?

    A study like this provides some counter-arguments against those who claim that LGBTs provide poor, and even unhealthy parenting. Who use those unsubstantiated claims to deny parenting rights to LGBT, as well as other related civil rights. If those slanders didn't exist, and needed to be challenged & debunked, then your position would make more sense reference to this particular research.

    Of course it is wonderful to have evidence, but some people's definition of parenting includes modelling of sharply defined gender roles. They are unlikely to ever be convinced. Oh well, at least there aren't that many of them, I suppose. (Not a lot of us either...)
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:44 PM GMT
    Kazachok said
    Art_Deco said
    WrestlerBoy saidI just wish we'd stop having these baseball-statistic-captivated-society-have-to-compare-everything "numbers" game idiocies.

    How about "some people" (gay or straight or indifferent) make good parents, and "some people" don't?

    A study like this provides some counter-arguments against those who claim that LGBTs provide poor, and even unhealthy parenting. Who use those unsubstantiated claims to deny parenting rights to LGBT, as well as other related civil rights. If those slanders didn't exist, and needed to be challenged & debunked, then your position would make more sense reference to this particular research.

    Of course it is wonderful to have evidence, but some people's definition of parenting includes modelling of sharply defined gender roles. They are unlikely to ever be convinced. Oh well, at least there aren't that many of them, I suppose. (Not a lot of us either...)

    One study alone is not necessarily conclusive, nor will it ever persuade those bigots whose minds cannot be changed.

    But the more such studies the more the evidence builds that same-sex parenting is not harmful, as our opponents claim. One can debate comparative percentages, which are probably somewhat soft numbers in this imprecise science. But any trending over multiple studies undermines the contentions of the homophobes, who throw around their own unsupported numbers much more loosely.
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    AlmondJoy said... the article stated, "80 percent had female parents while 18 percent had male partners."


    the lesbians can do it for free