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MARRIAGE: Study finds ‘suboptimal’ outcomes

Letter by Margie A. Guppy, Tacoma on April 3, 2013 at 11:31 am with No Comments »
April 3, 2013 12:21 pm

Re: “Writer is wrong on gay parents.” (letter, 4-3).

The writer states that “there is zero evidence that same-sex marriage would produce worse parenting.”

In a recent study (July 2012) of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin surveyed 3,000 adults, ages 18-39. The goal of the New Family Structures Study was to determine if children raised by same-sex couples suffered no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father.

Published in the journal Social Science Research, this rigorous study found numerous and significant differences between these groups – with the outcomes for children of homosexual couples rated “suboptimal” (Regnerus’ word) in almost every category.

You can read the study and draw your own conclusions at tinyurl.com/6mw6d8n.

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