Re: “Study finds ‘suboptimal’ results” (letter, 4-9).
Mark Twain once wrote, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”
The study of gay parents and the children they raise does not reflect the circumstances of those children or the love of the family they are raised in. Many gay and lesbian couples adopt children with pre-existing issues or with disabilities inherited from their parents which led to them being put up for adoption in the first place.
To judge the parenting of these couples without acknowledging the issues inherent in the child’s background is not only …