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Study: Parental sexuality does not impact on the ability of children to thrive

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  1. No shit.

    1. PantoHorse 4 Mar 2013, 3:40pm

      Yes, it does count as stuff we already knew.

      But is still important in as much as those who would seek to decry same-sex parenting now have heavyweight research pointing out the opposite.

  2. Brett Gibson 4 Mar 2013, 3:33pm

    Yeah, well….DUH

  3. Peter Robertson 4 Mar 2013, 4:12pm

    More facts that the religious can carefully ignore.

  4. Helge Vladimir Tiller 4 Mar 2013, 4:23pm

    No surprise- no surprise. This has been obvious for decades.

  5. Only a few years ago there were lively debates in the PN comments about whether same-sex couples could parent as well as opposite-sex couples – with gay people, regular commenters here, doubting whether they really could.

    And now the comments are all to the effect of “Duh!”.

    A wonderful change!

    But we do still need these studies, as we were reminded while listening to the nonsense being trotted out over marriage equality, including in Parliament.

    And in Northern Ireland, same-sex couples still can’t adopt – although Stormont is likely to be forced soon to change the law.

    So well done Cambridge.

    And hats off to all those who have worked so hard to give vulnerable kids great homes.

  6. Around 5% of adoptions last year were by same sex couples, and this has been steadily rising every year.

    This means that the proportion of adoptions by same sex couples if approximately analogous to the most trusted estimates of the LGB population of the UK.

  7. But… but… Regenerus! THIS CAN’T BE TRUE! If this study didn’t count anyone who’s ever even said the word “gay” as a gay person then it’s not scientific!

  8. Ken Jones 5 Mar 2013, 5:32pm

    It would be really helpful to know: (a) the title of the report; and (b) where it is published. Then people could read it and make informed comments!

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