The ASA continues to submit amicus briefs in state and circuit court cases. Responding to this shortcoming, Regnerus, in the follow-up paper Regnerus bincluded a family category based on whether the respondent had spent time living with a mother who had a same-sex sexual partner. The wide age range of the NFSS makes it challenging to generalize to any age group or time period. International handbook on the demography of sexuality. Further, the range of recall is potentially long with a 20 year time window for 35 year olds reflecting on his or her mid-adolescent family experiences and a 10 year time window for 25 year olds. Resources for Educators and School Administrators.
Findings from the contemporary families study.
Thus, adults were categorized as being raised by a same-sex parent regardless of whether they had ever even lived with this parent and his or her romantic partner. This review outlines the findings and critiques of the literature on child well-being in same-sex parent families. Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website. Additional convenience samples indicate related findings; children in same-sex and different-sex parent families performed similarly on various externalizing behavioral indicators of child development contained in the CBCL Erich et al. Sexual Attraction and Orientation View more.
Assessments of child well-being in same-sex parent families cannot be made using these data because of the flawed measurement of core family measures as well as outcome indicators. By middle school, as they enter adolescence, many gay teens already recognize their sexual orientation, whether or not they have revealed it to anyone else. There are several types of sexual orientation that are commonly described:. The social development of children raised by same-sex parents is similar to that of children raised by different-sex parents. Indeed, only 2 of the 85 children who Regnerus categorized as living within a same-sex parent family spent their entire childhood in a same-sex parent family, and none of the parents were legally permitted to marry when the child was born. Parenting in planned lesbian families b. The review we present here developed through work with the legal team and has been reorganized and modified for journal publication.