Same-Sex Parenting and Children’s Outcomes: Brief on Lesbian and Gay Parenting

iStock_69981771_MEDIUM.jpgAn examination of the 2005 American Psychological Association assertion that “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents”, as well as 59 published studies cited by the APA to support the proposition. The examination shows that there is contradictory data and conclusions that are not empirically warranted to support the APA claim. This examination also indicates that only four of the 59 studies cited by the APA even met the APA's own standards, by "provid[ing] evidence of statistical power." As the author documents, "not one of the 59 studies referenced in the 2005 APA Brief compares a large, random, representative sample of lesbian or gay parents and their children with a large, random, representative sample of married parents and their children."

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