A new study from researchers with the University of Melbourne in Australia concludes that gay parents provide children with a better family atmosphere than traditional male-female parents in two key areas: “general health and family cohesion,” the authors said.
The study included research of 315 gay parents and 500 of their children, with most of the parents being lesbians, Raw Story reported. Among the findings: Children being raised by gay parents registered 6 percentage points higher than children being raised by traditional male-female parents in terms of “general health and family cohesion,” leading researcher Simon Crouch reported, in Raw Story.
Mr. Crouch identifies himself as “a gay man raising children,” his blog said.
“That’s really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems that same-sex parent families and the children in them are getting along well, and this has positive impacts on child health,” Mr. Crouch told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.