Study: Kids of Same-Sex Parents Happier, Healthier Than Average

There are 20 comments on the Jun 6, 2013, EDGE story titled Study: Kids of Same-Sex Parents Happier, Healthier Than Average. In it, EDGE reports that:

A new study found that children of same-sex parents are doing equally well, and in some areas, better than kids from heteronormative families.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Jun 6, 2013
Well DUH!

Btw, daddy in the green shirt is mega-hot.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#2 Jun 6, 2013
Anyone else here see last night the premiere episode of the new tv series "The Fosters" ?

It's about an interracial lesbian couple and the family they're raising. It's on the ABC Family Network.

Anyone else see it last nite ?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Jun 6, 2013
Nice.

I just wish that the News Media (and others) would STOP calling "surveys" "studies".

Such surveys are preliminary investigations ONLY, and intended only to determine if sufficient data might exist to warrant a full-on Study.

"Studies" are far more complex and rigorous.

By conflating the two, the Media (which SHOULD know better and CARE) confuses the public, misdirects Politicians, elevates surveys beyond their value (Regnerus, for example,) denigrates the real value of ACTUAL studies, and damages the Social Science professions.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Jun 6, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Well DUH!
Btw, daddy in the green shirt is mega-hot.
Now that you mention it ... HELL YEAH!

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#6 Jun 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
Nice.
I just wish that the News Media (and others) would STOP calling "surveys" "studies".
Such surveys are preliminary investigations ONLY, and intended only to determine if sufficient data might exist to warrant a full-on Study.
"Studies" are far more complex and rigorous.
By conflating the two, the Media (which SHOULD know better and CARE) confuses the public, misdirects Politicians, elevates surveys beyond their value (Regnerus, for example,) denigrates the real value of ACTUAL studies, and damages the Social Science professions.
I wonder if the term that actually needs better defining is "news media". The internet has really done a number on journalistic standards.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#7 Jun 6, 2013
Pepper wrote:
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You break the young boys in early, huh!!
Oh, the wit you display is par-none! You should consider hitting the road with that talent of yours.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#8 Jun 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
Nice.
I just wish that the News Media (and others) would STOP calling "surveys" "studies".
Such surveys are preliminary investigations ONLY, and intended only to determine if sufficient data might exist to warrant a full-on Study.
"Studies" are far more complex and rigorous.
By conflating the two, the Media (which SHOULD know better and CARE) confuses the public, misdirects Politicians, elevates surveys beyond their value (Regnerus, for example,) denigrates the real value of ACTUAL studies, and damages the Social Science professions.
The media is often overstating things, especially scientific stuff. Take anything in the media that is not live with a grain of salt, I avoid mainstream media completely as well, to be on the safe side. Google will link you to scientific papers if you use http://scholar.google.com ... I recommend it for verifying such things.

In short, I concur, a survey is premature to make such a statement, however such findings in a survey could support the argument that children raised by same-sex parents are no different than any other family structure.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#9 Jun 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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The media is often overstating things, especially scientific stuff. Take anything in the media that is not live with a grain of salt, I avoid mainstream media completely as well, to be on the safe side. Google will link you to scientific papers if you use http://scholar.google.com ... I recommend it for verifying such things.
In short, I concur, a survey is premature to make such a statement, however such findings in a survey could support the argument that children raised by same-sex parents are no different than any other family structure.
Then I guess you completely ignore what The New York Times says about anything.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#10 Jun 6, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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Then I guess you completely ignore what The New York Times says about anything.
That's still in production?:P

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#11 Jun 6, 2013
New York Times editorial board says administration has 'lost all credibility', and the The Obamaniac should resign because of all the scandals he has created such as the Benghazi Scandal, and the IRS Scandal, and the Phone Tapping Scandal and the Daily Scandal Du Jour.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/ny-t...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#12 Jun 6, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
New York Times editorial board says administration has 'lost all credibility', and the The Obamaniac should resign because of all the scandals he has created such as the Benghazi Scandal, and the IRS Scandal, and the Phone Tapping Scandal and the Daily Scandal Du Jour.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/ny-t...
They forgot ACTA, which is, oddly, the only thing he can directly be blamed for. That should be enough to not like the guy, but meh, all presidents have done stupid things, many have done worse. Bush claimed that his god told him to go to war with Iraq.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#13 Jun 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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They forgot ACTA, which is, oddly, the only thing he can directly be blamed for. That should be enough to not like the guy, but meh, all presidents have done stupid things, many have done worse. Bush claimed that his god told him to go to war with Iraq.
Saddam invaded Iran. Saddam Saddam invaded Kuwait. Saddam invaded Saudi Arabia. Saddam attacked Israel. Exactly how many countries must a brutal dictator invade and attack before somebody stands up to him and gets rid of him ?

I suppose you are also against us going to war with Germany in World War II because Hitler never attacked or invaded us.

Are you also against The Revolutionary War when Americans attacked the legal government of the time ? Kinda like us attacking The Obama Regime, isn't it ?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#14 Jun 6, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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Saddam invaded Iran. Saddam Saddam invaded Kuwait. Saddam invaded Saudi Arabia. Saddam attacked Israel. Exactly how many countries must a brutal dictator invade and attack before somebody stands up to him and gets rid of him ?
I suppose you are also against us going to war with Germany in World War II because Hitler never attacked or invaded us.
Are you also against The Revolutionary War when Americans attacked the legal government of the time ? Kinda like us attacking The Obama Regime, isn't it ?
We put Saddam in power.

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#15 Jun 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
Nice.
I just wish that the News Media (and others) would STOP calling "surveys" "studies".
Such surveys are preliminary investigations ONLY, and intended only to determine if sufficient data might exist to warrant a full-on Study.
"Studies" are far more complex and rigorous.
By conflating the two, the Media (which SHOULD know better and CARE) confuses the public, misdirects Politicians, elevates surveys beyond their value (Regnerus, for example,) denigrates the real value of ACTUAL studies, and damages the Social Science professions.
You are exactly right, Snyper! There are surveys, and then there are scientific studies, and they are two very different things. No wonder the uneducated religious conservatives are so fond of referring to opinion pieces and editorials from their own newsletters and magazines as "studies." It seems they are easily impressed by anything that comes off a printer or printing press -- especially their own -- as though that fact alone must make it the truth, and therefore a "study"!

The other day I got shot down in flames on this very forum by one of them for daring to ask one of his fellows for the source of such a "study" that he was citing. If I remember correctly, he referred to me as 'elitist'(followed by multiple insults) for having the nerve to press someone for more information on his sources.:))

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#16 Jun 6, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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We put Saddam in power.
LOL

We did not. And you didn't answer my question.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#17 Jun 6, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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LOL
We did not. And you didn't answer my question.
Yes we did. Now if you don't want to actually learn anything, what is the point of addressing your points seriously? All you have demonstrated is a clear need to be partisan without any care for reality. So meh, I need not address your partisan nonsense.

“Post-religious”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#18 Jun 6, 2013
snyper wrote:
Nice.
I just wish that the News Media (and others) would STOP calling "surveys" "studies".
Such surveys are preliminary investigations ONLY, and intended only to determine if sufficient data might exist to warrant a full-on Study.
"Studies" are far more complex and rigorous.
By conflating the two, the Media (which SHOULD know better and CARE) confuses the public, misdirects Politicians, elevates surveys beyond their value (Regnerus, for example,) denigrates the real value of ACTUAL studies, and damages the Social Science professions.
I wouldn't be too hard on the media outlets that reported it; neither "The Edge" nor the Australian "The Age." Both utilized the exact language that the "study's" (or "survey's") authors used:

"The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families (ACHESS) is is a national study that aims to determine the complete physical, mental and social wellbeing of Australian children under the age 18&#8201;years with at least one parent who self identifies as being same-sex attracted." BMC Public Health 2012, 12:646 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-646
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/646

If you have a bone to pick, take it up with the Social Science professionals Simon R Crouch, Elizabeth Waters, Ruth McNair, Jennifer Power and Elise Davis who called it a "study".
david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#19 Jun 6, 2013
A similar study was conducted in Valencia , Spain , years ago with the very same results .. same-sex parents' children were better adjusted and did better in school .. " We all know the ' traditional ' Spanish family is a disaster " , an editorial in one of their top newspapers concluded .

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#21 Jun 6, 2013
Umninimuzi wrote:
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You are exactly right, Snyper! There are surveys, and then there are scientific studies, and they are two very different things. No wonder the uneducated religious conservatives are so fond of referring to opinion pieces and editorials from their own newsletters and magazines as "studies." It seems they are easily impressed by anything that comes off a printer or printing press -- especially their own -- as though that fact alone must make it the truth, and therefore a "study"!
The other day I got shot down in flames on this very forum by one of them for daring to ask one of his fellows for the source of such a "study" that he was citing. If I remember correctly, he referred to me as 'elitist'(followed by multiple insults) for having the nerve to press someone for more information on his sources.:))
I certainly hope that you firmly and politely did not back down.
david traversa

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#22 Jun 6, 2013
Albert wrote:
How do two queers have a child? Has science discovered a way for a man to conceive a child in his rectuum?
And why do men have nipples ? It's obvious that at one time in the history of man males breast-fed the new-born . There's still a lot we don't know about evolution . Nature is not as limited as you'd like it to be and it's forever experimenting .

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