Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Children Raised By Same-Sex Couples Thrive

From The Age:
Children of same-sex parents are doing as well or better than the rest of the population on a number of key health indicators. 
That is the initial finding from the world's largest study on the children of same-sex parents, under way at Melbourne University. 
The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families collected data on 500 children nationwide, up to the age of 17.
''Because of the situation that same-sex families find themselves in, they are generally more willing to communicate and approach the issues that any child may face at school, like teasing or bullying,'' lead researcher Dr Simon Crouch said. 
''This fosters openness and means children tend to be more resilient. That would be our hypothesis.''
So in an ironic twist, the very people who think same-sex couples should not be parents are the very reason same-sex couples have better family cohesion.

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