Study shows no difference in outcomes between children of heterosexual and same-sex families

By November 12, 2016

As reported by ThinkProgress, a new study by the University of Kentucky found no difference in outcomes between children of same-sex couples an those of heterosexual ones.


According to its author, psychology professor Rachel Farr, this study is the first of to look at children of gay couples “over time over the course of early to middle childhood,” and finds “no differences among (heterosexual and same-sex parent) family types” across a variety of characteristics, such as behavior, stress, and relationships.


Importantly, this study puts another dent in the poorly supported claims that gay marriage and parenting is somehow harmful for children.