Children raised in an intact biological family are more likely to do well on a range of issues, according to a study called “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?” The study was done by Mark Regnerus of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas. Regnerus screened over 15,000 Americans age 18-39, of whom 1.7% had a parent who had a same-sex relationship (175 were raised by a lesbian and 73 by a gay father).
The study showed that 12% of those with a lesbian mother and 24% of those with a gay father but only 5% of those raised by an intact biological family had recently contemplated suicide. As well, 28% of those with a lesbian mother, 20% of those with a gay father but only 8% of those raised by an intact biological family were unemployed. Those raised by their biological parents were also less likely to smoke, drink alcohol, watch TV or have a criminal record.
The study also showed that 23% of those with a lesbian mother, 6% of those with a gay father, 10% of those raised by a single parent, but only 2% of those raised in an intact biological family reported having been touched sexually by a parent or adult. As well, 31% of those with a lesbian mother, 25% of those with a gay father, but only 8% of those raised by biological parents reported being forced to have sex against their will. In addition, 61% of those with a lesbian mother, 71% of those with a gay father and 90% of those raised by an intact biological family reported they were “entirely heterosexual.”
The full study, which will be published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research, is available online. It has been commented on by <a href="http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gold-standard-studys-striking-findings-children-of-heterosexual-parents-hap" onclick="__gaTracker('send', 'event', 'outbound-article', 'http://www try this web-site.lifesitenews.com/news/gold-standard-studys-striking-findings-children-of-heterosexual-parents-hap’, ‘Lifesite News’);”>Lifesite News and Institute of Marriage and Family Canada.