Study: Kids Raised By Lesbian Couples Are Smarter, Stronger Than Their Peers

Instinct Magazine
By Staff Writers
November 5, 2012

Aside from the appallingly flawed Regnerus study, most same-sex parenting research has found that children raised by gay and lesbian couples compared equally to children raised by heterosexual couples. But a new study out of UCLA’s Williams Institute is about to raise the gay game.

The study, published in the Journal of Homosexuality, shows that children raised by lesbian couples are smarter and stronger than their peers.

After studying 78 kids of lesbian couples over 26 years, researchers discovered that same-sex parents might actually be the ones who set the pace for exceptional parenting.

Nanette Gartrell, the study’s principal investigator, said:

“At the end of high school, the teens tell us that they have excellent grades, feel connected to their families and friends, and admire their parents.”

She added: “As a psychiatrist, I can say that these are the types of child-rearing outcomes that every parent hopes for.”

The children involved in the study tended to have higher GPAs, strong family bonds and praise for their mothers’ parenting skills.

Why do you think lesbians raise the best kids?


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