Supreme Court's decision in Lawrence v. It is important that data collections keep pace with the full range of experiences of children in American families. Although the data used for the research performed by Regnerus ab are based on nationally representative data, the results from these studies are suspect. Utilizing longitudinal data they report that adopted children fare as well in terms of externalizing and internalizing behaviors across male same-sex, female same-sex, and different-sex families. Coparenting among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples: However, the core contrast group was children raised by completely stable intact at time of interview for 18—39 year olds different-sex parent familes.
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Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
Relying on Price Waterhouse v. International handbook on the demography of sexuality. To date, the consensus in the social science literature is clear: Adolescents of the U. For example, assessments of trends in same-sex parent families often rest on analyses of Census data that permit identification of same-sex parents who are living in couple households. County-wide partner benefits through domestic partnership. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.
The field of research on child well-being in same-sex and different-sex parent families is expanding with significant advances. 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. No singular research strategy represents a perfect assessment of child outcomes of same-sex parent families, with each study possessing several strengths and weaknesses. Relying on convenience samples means that the same-sex parents within these studies are not representative of all same-sex parents and represent only those who were targeted and agreed to participate, perhaps selective of the most highly functioning families. Inroughly one-third of both whites and blacks expressed support for same-sex marriage. The wide age range of the NFSS makes it challenging to generalize to any age group or time period. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.