Are Kids Raised in Same-sex Homes Just Like Kids Raised by Mom and Dad?

By Glenn Stanton
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Strong and reliable research show this widely reported “fact” is far from it.

In nearly all the recent court cases supporting the so-called “same-sex family”, judges will cite a conclusion widely and uncritically reported in the mainstream press that children raised in same-sex homes do just as well in all measures of child-development and well-being as those raised by their mom and dad. It has become known as the “no difference” conclusion among scholars and advocates. The only thing is it’s not true. Mom and dad do matter.

In this article for Citizen Magazine, Glenn T. Stanton carefully details recent sociological research on the many serious differences that exist between children raised in gay and lesbian homes and those of various other types, including married mom and dad homes.

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    About the Author

    Glenn Stanton

    Glenn T. Stanton is the director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the world. Stanton also served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program. …

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