Gay Parenting Could Negatively Impact Kids

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Two new studies challenge previous claims that children raised in gay households are no worse off than those raised by married heterosexual parents.

In a survey of 2,988 adults aged 18-39, those raised by lesbian mothers had negative outcomes in 24 of 40 categories when compared to children of married heterosexual couples.

The New Family Structures Study found that those raised by gay fathers had negative outcomes in 19.

"Children appear most apt to succeed well as adults when they spend their entire childhood with their married mother and father and especially when the parents remain married to the present day," University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus said in his study.

A second study challenges a popular American Psychological Association report that has long claimed there is no difference in being raised by gay or heterosexual parents.

Both studies were published in Social Science Research.

Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage and author of the book Debating Same-Sex Marriage, shared her insights on the two studies, on CBN News Channel Morning News, June 12.

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