One of the most significant studies on same-sex parenting was released recently. The New Family Structures Study just published in Social Science Research found that children raised in a same-sex household were in fact disadvantaged when compared to other children.

Among other things, the study found that these children:

  • Are 10 times more likely to have been “touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver.”
  • Are more likely to be currently cohabiting
  • Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance
  • Are less likely to be currently employed full-time
  • Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed
  • Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual
  • Are 3 times as likely to have had an affair while married or cohabiting
  • Are nearly 4 times as likely to have been “physically forced” to have sex against their will
  • Are more likely to have “attachment” problems related to the ability to depend on others
  • Use marijuana more frequently
  • Smoke more frequently

This sobering study reinforces what others have said all along: Same-sex households deprive children of important role models that come with having a good father and a good mother. The ideal place for children is in a stable home with a married mom and dad.

You can read the study here.

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