What About The Children?

American Psychological Association Responds To Recent Bogus Study on Gay Parenting

In response to the recent cockamamie study that children of gay parents fare worse in life, the American Psychological Association released a statement reasserting its long held proof that children of gay parents fare equally as well as those of heterosexual parents.

From APA’s website:

On the basis of a remarkably consistent body of research on lesbian and gay parents and their children, the American Psychological Association (APA) and other health professional and scientific organizations have concluded that there is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation. That is, lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy environments for their children. This body of research has shown that the adjustment, development and psychological well-being of children are unrelated to parental sexual orientation and that the children of lesbian and gay parents are as likely as those of heterosexual parents to flourish.

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  • Cam

    The anti gay bigots have always tried to use bogus studies and plain bigotry to try to defend their undefendable position.

    Their REAL position is one of two things.

    1. Gays are icky and different and since it isn’t legal to discriminate against minorities anymore, and since we need somebody to attack to keep feeling important, gays will do.

    2. They are pathetic closet cases responding to their own self hate and fear about their own sexual orientation.

  • Mighty

    We need to find a rich person to make studies showing religious zealots are worse at raising kids than non religious zealots.

  • Schlukitz


    Hear. Hear.

  • B

    Why is it a response to a “recent cockamamie study” given that the APA never mentions or cites the “recent cockamamie study” in any of the links Queerty provided?

  • B

    [trying again]
    Why is it a response to that study given that the American Psychological Association never mentions or cites that study in any of the links Queerty provided?

  • R.A.

    Do you really need a link to guess it’s those scumbags at Faulty Research Council?

  • dvd-junkie

    @B: It isn’t. The Wikipedia article on homosexuality referred that APA statement for quite a while before that bogus study.

  • B

    No. 5 · R.A. (showing that he can’t read) wrote, “@B: Do you really need a link to guess it’s those scumbags at Faulty Research Council?”

    Sigh. The point was that an article on the APA web site did not cite this particular study, which would have happened if it was a reply to it. I was pointing out indirectly yet another case of a Queerty editor/writer jumping to conclusions. The date on the APA website may have simply been the last date the file was modified, and modifications to the file do not necessarily appear in the text (they could, for example, have simply changed some meta information such as keywords sometimes used by search engines, or they could have changed an HTML comment, which is in the file but not displayed to a user).

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