Gay Parents Declared As Ill-Equipped to Raise Children as Straight Parents

“Children raised in same sex families do just as well as other children living with heterosexual parents, an Irish child expert has claimed. Co-director of the Children’s Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin, Prof Sheila Greene, said there was no evidence that children in lesbian and gay families were experiencing the kind of problems that some people had predicted. Prof Greene said: ‘Children within gay and lesbian families are not any more or less gay, they are not confused and they don’t suffer from mental health problems to any greater or lesser extend than children being reared by a biological mother and father.’ She said debates about who should and should not parent children in Ireland must be informed by scientific evidence rather than unfounded assumptions, and sometimes biased beliefs, about the outcomes for children in lesbian and gay families.” [Examiner]