Wednesday, July 26, 2006

More Scientific Evidence Supports Our Families

Felt like today would be a good day to reinforce this kind of thing, something about the State Supreme Court holding up the 1998 ban on gay marriage just gets my panties in a bunch.

July 12, 2006: The American Academy of Pediatrics, hardly a fringe or radical group, has once again made it clear that that our famlies are OK with them. This is from

Children of same-sex couples benefit when their parents are able to marry or form civil unions, according to a report commissioned by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union and Domestic Partnership Laws on the Health and Well-Being of Children,” published Wednesday in the July issue of Pediatrics, concluded that civil marriage can strengthen families and help foster financial and legal security, psychosocial stability, and a greater sense of societal acceptance and support for kids.

The report underscores a large body of research showing that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents, and that there is no relationship between parents’ sexual orientation and any measure of a child’s emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral adjustment.

This report is especially important in light of the recent decision of the NY Supreme Court to deny equal marriage rights, partially because the court claimed that it isn’t clear if LGBT parents are good for kids. Well, why would they listen to the nation’s pediatrician’s - the front line defenders of children’s well-being - when they can listen to religious extremists and right-wing homophobes?

Thanks Gay Parenting!
Image courtesy of the BBC