Same-sex parents are the best!

File this under DUH and YAASSSSS.

A study by Australia’s University of Melbourne says that children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being compared to their peers. More importantly, having same-sex parents does not hurt the child. Please note, “peers” is defined as children with heterosexual parents.

Here are some great highlights from the study.
-Children raised by same-sex parents scored six percent higher in regards to general health and family cohesion.
-Children raised by same-sex parents scored the same as their peers in the following categories: behavior, mental health and self-esteem.

“It appears that same-sex parent families get along well and this has a positive impact on health,” Dr. Simon Crouch from the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne, told CNBC.

One of the most important findings of this study is that same-sex parents focused on skills rather than gender roles to assign parental duties. 

Crouch said, “So what this means is that people take on roles that are suited to their skill sets rather than falling into those gender stereotypes,”.   He went on to say, “What this leads to is a more harmonious family unit and therefore feeding on to better health and wellbeing.”

Check out more on the study here.

The point to me isn’t that same-sex parents are better…it’s that having same-sex parents will not harm a child.  A position that far too many have.  There are many different anti-gay adoption and surrogacy laws out there.  Hopefully the scientific proof will help pave the way for some smarter rules and regulations. 

Also, check out the 2012 study that said kids with two moms do better in school and are happier in life here.

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