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Research roundup By Leighton Walter Kille and Margaret Weigel A leading issue in the same-sex marriage debate is the welfare of children raised by same-sex parents.
The issue was decided by the U. Supreme Court on June 26,when it ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. The following are scholarly research papers and studies on psychosocial and educational outcomes for children raised by same-sex parents.
Social science literature regarding child well-being was being used within these cases, and the American Sociological Association sought to provide a concise evaluation of the literature through an amicus curiae brief. The authors were tasked in the assistance of this legal brief by reviewing literature regarding the well-being of children raised within same-sex parent families.
This article includes our assessment of the literature, focusing on those studies, reviews and books published within the past decade.
We conclude that there is a clear consensus in the social science literature indicating that American children living within same-sex parent households fare just as well as those children residing within different-sex parent households over a wide array of well-being measures: Our assessment of the literature is based on credible and methodologically sound studies that compare well-being outcomes of children residing within same-sex and different-sex parent families.
Differences that exist in child well-being are largely due to socioeconomic circumstances and family stability. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: Children of all family types including children of same-sex couples are far more likely to make normal progress through school than are children living in group quarters such as orphanages and shelters.
No differences were found on psychosocial adjustment. Gender typicality, gender contentedness and anticipated future heterosexual romantic involvement were significant predictors of psychosocial adjustment in both family types. Results confirm previous studies in this current body of literature, suggesting that children raised by same-sex parents fare equally well to children raised by heterosexual parents.
These results held true for teacher reports as well as for parent reports. Parents who were experiencing higher levels of parenting stress, higher levels of interparental conflict, and lower levels of love for each other had children who exhibited more behavior problems.Jul 12, · Gay Marriage.
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Did you know that you can help us produce ebooks by proof-reading just one page a day? Go to: Distributed Proofreaders. The LDS Church has campaigned against government recognition of same-sex marriage, and the issue of same-sex marriage has been one of the church's foremost political concerns since the s.
For example, church members represented as much as 80 to 90 percent of the early volunteers petitioning voters door-to-door and 50 percent of the campaign funds in support of California Proposition 8 ().
When it comes to same-sex marriage, there's a big gap in support between old and young gay men. Older gay men often see marriage as conservative, and fear marriage will create a "gold standard.