By: Krystle Crossman
There has always been a lot of controversy when it comes to the question of whether children raised in a same-s*x household end up worse off than children who are raised by heteros*xual couples. According to the Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, no, they are not worse off. They grow up to be just as happy and healthy as children who are raised in a more traditional parenting setting. The study claims that this is true as long as there has been no divorce and the parents have raised the child since birth.
It is worth noting that this conclusion was drawn after only 95 same-s*x female couples and 95 straight couples were compared in the study. They look at the overall health and wellbeing of the children. They studied their behavioral patterns and whether there were any issues in that area.
The children in the study were all between the ages of 6 and 17 and were raised in homes where their parents had been there the entire time and there were no major issues such as divorce. The study found the children in both groups to be equal in every area that they observed. The only difference that the researchers noted between the two different households was that the same-s*x couple’s home was more stressful than the straight couples. More research needs to be done to determine why this is and what exactly is causing it. The researchers have a theory that it is because parents in same-s*x relationships often have to prove to everyone that they are just as good at parenting as their heterosexual conterparts.
There are many states that now allow same-s*x adoption however there are many who are still prohibit it. Mississippi just recently revoked a ban that stated that couples with two males and two females could not adopt a baby. More studies will be conducted to show results on a larger scale.
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