Study: children of same-sex couples do less well than those of married couples

Although I consider myself a libertarian, I am not in favor of children being raised by same-sex couples, for the same reason that I am not in favor of abortion. If that means I am not a true libertarian, so be it. I believe we should follow the common, or natural, law. Such law includes protecting the rights of all to life. Such law had validated the preservation of a family unit with one father and one mother as the best for raising happy and healthy children who will perpetuate a healthy society. Not to just riff on gays, we have already seen the devastating effects in single-parent homes, especially homes with single mothers. Why do we wish to expand what isn’t working instead of working to return to what did and does?


The Public Discourse reports on a recent study out of Canada.


A new academic study based on the Canadian census suggests that a married mom and dad matter for children. Children of same-sex coupled households do not fare as well.

There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.

Unlike US-based studies, this one evaluates…

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