A Married Mom and Dad Really Do Matter: New Evidence from Canada
There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.There are those who have a vested interest in the outcome who have claimed that these kinds of studies have already been debunked. Mostly by attacking the methodology of the studies, it's unfortunate that the same scrutiny hasn't been used on the limited studies they cite that supposedly do the debunking.
Unlike US-based studies, this one evaluates a 20 percent sample of the Canadian census, where same-sex couples have had access to all taxation and government benefits since 1997 and to marriage since 2005.
While in the US Census same-sex households have to be guessed at based on the gender and number of self-reported heads-of-household, young adults in the Canadian census were asked, “Are you the child of a male or female same-sex married or common law couple?” While study author and economist Douglas Allen noted that very many children in Canada who live with a gay or lesbian parent are actually living with a single mother—a finding consonant with that detected in the 2012 New Family Structures Study—he was able to isolate and analyze hundreds of children living with a gay or lesbian couple (either married or in a “common law” relationship akin to cohabitation).
So the study is able to compare—side by side—the young-adult children of same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples, as well as children growing up in single-parent homes and other types of households.~snip~
Unfortunately it appears that society is dead set on handing over generations of children to try and survive in dysfunctional family units without a fair airing of the consequences that might ensue. I mean it's not like the liberal/commie media will report on any studies that might cast doubt on the catechism of "gay rights" and how it might affect any children trapped in the grip of homosexual equality.
Opposing evidence or opinions are not allowed.
Someday, in the not to distant future, there will be a generation that will stand before society who will demand to know why we allowed them to be set up for failure when the possible evidence was staring us in the face.
The poorest response we could give is the "the gays made us do it".