• How Different Are the Adult Children of Parents Who Have Same-Sex Relationships?

    This study was one of the first to address the issue of a lack of random representative sampling in same sex parenting research. A random sample of just over 15,000 adults were surveyed asking a number of questions. 2988 completed the survey and from that sample approximately 248 adults were identified who had ever lived with a parent who had been in a same-sex relationship. The other 2740 were divided into 6 other family types giving 8 groups. For each group, results for 40 different outcome measures were obtained.

    Here are some of the key findings. (IBF= intact biological families)

    regnerus-table

    It should be clear that there are significant differences across every variable between IBF and children with lesbian fathers and gay mothers. Outcomes of children who had lesbian/gay parents were similar in many respects to those with divorced, single parents or step families.

    Conclusion:
    ‘The empirical claim that no significant differences exist (between same sex couples and IBFs) must go..The study also clearly reveals that children appear most apt to succeed as adults when they spend their entire childhood with their married mother and father, and especially when the parents remain married to this day…The household instability that the study reveals is just too common among same sex coupes to take the social gamble of spending significant political and economic capital to esteem and support this new (but tiny) family form while Americans continue to flee the stable two-parent biological married household, the far more common and accomplished workhorse of the American household, and still, according to the data, at least-the safest place for a kid’ (Study Author)

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  • Posted by Mike on November 18, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Wow. The table says it all. The gold standard for child outcome is the married for life husband and wide couple. All other outcomes are way down the scale. This table should be in all churches and every light pole to confirm, embolden and encourage those wonderful people who stay in traditional marriage. Good onya mum. Good onya dad. You uphold the Big Fellas laws and He honours you with great kids and this table and study proves it.

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  • Posted by Bruce on September 23, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Apart from the fact that it’s wrong to draw causal conclusions from correlations there is a glaring fault in the method used. Any traditional marriage that fails is placed in a catagory to the right of the table. Why wasn’t there a catagory for intact same sex marriages and all the failed SSM placed into a divorced category as was done for IBF. One valid interpretation of this data is that long lasting relationships are correlated with happier kids – which sounds like it could be true.

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These points should be used as a foundation of your email but we recommend you personalise the email to ENSURE YOUR IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS NOT IGNORED.

Be friendly, polite and urge your MPs to let the people vote on this issue.

YOUR MESSAGE OF OPPOSITION TO MPS WHO SUPPORT SSM SHOULD CONTAIN AT THE VERY LEAST THESE 4 KEY POINTS:

  1. I believe marriage should remain between a man and a woman. I am strongly opposed to the redefinition of marriage to allow Same Sex Marriage (SSM)

  2. You have been identified as a supporter of SSM on the ‘Australians for Marriage Equality’ (AME) website. If you do not support SSM, then I urge you to have your name removed from the AME website

  3. If you do indeed support SSM then I will be unable to vote for you at the next election. I will also be unable to vote for ANY POLITICAL PARTY that officially supports SSM.

  4. I will be telling my friends and family to do the same thing. ‘

IF YOU WISH TO ADD MORE DETAIL, THEN SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING 4 POINTS COULD BE INCLUDED

  1. I believe that the primary purpose of marriage is to ensure that wherever possible, children are raised by their biological mother and father. Marriage is therefore about what is best for our kids, not about validating the desires and feelings of adults.

  2. I urge you to examine the significant body of evidence that shows that the gold standard for children is to be raised by MARRIED BIOLOGICAL MOTHER AND FATHER. Please see: www.thebigdealaboutmarriage.com.au/category/marriage-children.

  3. Marriage is the foundational institution of our society and any redefinition to allow SSM has the potential to have significantly negative effects on our society.

  4. The LGBTI population represents only 3% of the Australian population and only 0.7% of cohabiting couples (Australian Bureau Statistics). These couples ALREADY HAVE all the same rights as heterosexual de facto relationships. Why are we risking major societal change changing marriage laws for a small minority of Australians to give them much the same rights as they ALREADY HAVE?

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Please find below key points you may wish to consider when sending a message of support to your local Member of Parliament if they oppose same sex marriage.

These points should be used as a foundation of your email but we recommend you personalise the email to ENSURE YOUR IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS NOT IGNORED.

Be friendly, polite and urge your MPs to let the people vote on this issue.

YOUR MESSAGE OF OPPOSITION TO MPS WHO SUPPORT SSM SHOULD CONTAIN AT THE VERY LEAST THESE 4 KEY POINTS:

  1. I believe marriage should remain between a man and a woman. I am strongly opposed to the redefinition of marriage to allow Same Sex Marriage (SSM). It is my understanding that you also support marriage remaining between a man and a woman and I congratulate you for that.

  2. This issue will decide my vote in future elections. If you continue to oppose SSM then I will vote for you.

  3. If you change your position then unfortunately I will be unable to vote for you or ANY POLITICAL PARTY that officially supports SSM.

  4. I will be telling my friends and family to do the same thing

IF YOU WISH TO ADD MORE DETAIL, THEN SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING 4 POINTS COULD BE INCLUDED

  1. I urge you to examine the significant body of evidence that shows that the gold standard for children is to be raised by MARRIED BIOLOGICAL MOTHER AND FATHER. Please see: www.thebigdealaboutmarriage.com.au/category/marriage-children.

  2. The LGBTI population represents only 3% of the Australian population and only 0.7% of cohabiting couples (Australian Bureau Statistics). These couples ALREADY HAVE all the same rights as heterosexual de facto relationships. Why are we risking major societal change changing marriage laws for a small minority of Australians to give them much the same rights as they ALREADY HAVE?

  3. Marriage is the foundational institution of our society and any redefinition to allow SSM has the potential to have significantly negative effects on our society.

  4. I believe that the primary purpose of marriage is to ensure that wherever possible, children are raised by their biological mother and father. Marriage is therefore about what is best for our kids, not about validating the desires and feelings of adults.

SOME POSTCODES MAY SHOW MORE THAN ONE MP. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ALL THE MPS SHOWN

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