Friday, June 7, 2013 - 08:13
Kids Gay Couples Happier
Children who are raised by same-sex parents are healthier, happier and have a better relationship with their family. This is evident from the largest study ever done, to the welfare of children with two mommies or two daddies. Researchers from the University of Melbourne studied 500 children between 5 and 17 years. From their analysis, they found that the children with same-sex parents took remarkably better scores in terms of overall health. Compared with other Australian children of different backgrounds, they also had a much better relationship with their parents. How exactly to explain these remarkable findings, the researchers do not know. They suspect that a stronger vigilance against harassment, protects them in some way. Harassment "Because of the situation in which the families find themselves, they will communicate faster anyway. For example, they will discuss how their children have to deal with problems such as bullying at school," says lead researcher Simon Crouch to the newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald. "This promotes openness. Moreover, the children get more resilience. But that's just a hypothesis. " A previous study by the University of Cambridge already found that children with same-sex parents suffer no adverse effects of the orientation of their parents, nor do they suffer more often from harassment.