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Aussie Study Suggest Kids of Same-Sex Parents Healthier, Happier

There are 22 comments on the EDGE story from Jul 5, 2014, titled Aussie Study Suggest Kids of Same-Sex Parents Healthier, Happier. In it, EDGE reports that:

Children of same-sex parents enjoy better levels of health and well-being than others, a new Australian research study suggests.

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david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#1 Jul 5, 2014
That's because they have less tiresome complexes and far, far less religious superstitions .. briefly .. healthier minds .
Fundie Fatwass Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jul 5, 2014
Do you know that homophobia circles the drain in the opposite direction in Australia?

Cause it's the Southern Homosphere.
Homostats

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Jul 5, 2014
More propaganda from the gay propaganda machine.
Gay parenting presently does not occur in the numbers required to conduct a meaningful statistical study.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jul 5, 2014
Homostats wrote:
More propaganda from the gay propaganda machine.
Gay parenting presently does not occur in the numbers required to conduct a meaningful statistical study.
You are an idiot. There are several hundred thousand gay couples raising kids in America alone.

Though I do wish they'd released these results in a gentler way. They clearly hit Maggie Gallagher right between the eyes. I could hear her scream all the way out here in Honolulu. She broke three of my windows.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#5 Jul 6, 2014
Homostats wrote:
More propaganda from the gay propaganda machine.
Gay parenting presently does not occur in the numbers required to conduct a meaningful statistical study.
You're quite obviously a wonderfully educated social scientist and statistician. Please tell us unwashed, uneducated gays just how many children of Gay families would it take to satisfy the numbers qualification for a meaningful statistical study? I'm guessing you'd state 20,000,000.

Asshat!
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Jul 6, 2014
Homostats wrote:
More propaganda from the gay propaganda machine.
Gay parenting presently does not occur in the numbers required to conduct a meaningful statistical study.
The reason we appreciate our kids more is because they are harder to get
.
Your kids are by accident and our kids are on purpose

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#7 Jul 6, 2014
david traversa wrote:
That's because they have less tiresome complexes and far, far less religious superstitions .. briefly .. healthier minds .
There are several studies which seem to indicate this. My theory is that it is not because they are GLBT, but because they are self-identified as GLBT. In order to come out of the closet one still has to have a certain amount of courage, intropsection and intelligence - all qualities of a good parent.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#9 Jul 6, 2014
Raymond wrote:
This is another BIG GAY LIE!
Are your parents gay?
.
If so; how did you end up with a name like 'Raymond'?
.
tee hee ;o)

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#10 Jul 6, 2014
Homostats wrote:
More propaganda from the gay propaganda machine.
Gay parenting presently does not occur in the numbers required to conduct a meaningful statistical study.
Well that is one of the silliest comments I have read in quite some time. You may be up for a Bachmann/Palin-Perry/Robertson Award.

Please note that when gathering "statistics" the size of the sample doesn't negate the findings of that sample.

In any case I saw in the article where Family Voice Australia research officer Roslyn Phillips said the study should be taken with caution as the parents who volunteered for the study likely self-selected as happy families.

"You've got to look beyond studies like these to what happens when the child reaches adulthood, and thatís the only time with independent assessment you can really say whatís gone on with the parenting and then ask them how theyíre going in all sorts of ways, I think that would be a more relevant study," said Phillips. "You've got to look beyond studies like these to what happens when the child reaches adulthood and thatís the only time, with independent assessment you can really say, whatís gone on with the parenting."

So I did.

Lesbian coupleís son speech goes viral; Zach Wahls writing book about being raised by two loving mothers
Wahls, now 20, still works for LGBT causes in the state of Iowa

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/...

(Please note that when gathering "statistics" the size of the sample doesn't negate the findings)
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#11 Jul 6, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
<quoted text>
There are several studies which seem to indicate this. My theory is that it is not because they are GLBT, but because they are self-identified as GLBT. In order to come out of the closet one still has to have a certain amount of courage, intropsection and intelligence - all qualities of a good parent.
Now I've always thought that we make better parents because we actually WANT the kids. Since we are unable to have children in the normal way (read: by accident), we go to great lengths to include children in our families. We see them then, not as a burden, but rather as a blessing.

While there are, yes, many non-gay parents that actually tried to have their kids, and generally love them, it is not as common as they would want us to believe. I know all too many straight couples who detest their kids, or speak of the fact they they were not trying to get pregnant but ended up with kids anyway, or that the pregnancy happened while they were dating and they "had" to get married or that their kids they never really wanted have destroyed their lives.

One almost never hears things like this from gay couples. And so the kids are loved and supported and nurtured as children should be. Thus: happier, healthier, better in school, better at socializing. Plus, except for comedies like La Cage aux Folles (watch it in the original French for the biggest laughs), I have yet to hear of gay parents, upon learning that a kid is straight, weep and wail while wondering what they did wrong. Or, worse, kicking out a kid when he announces he is straight.

It stuns me that there needs to be "studies" to determine what I believe to be blatantly obvious. But that is the way of the human world. And even then the haters will refuse to accept any results that differ from their moronic and ill-supported beliefs.

Since: Feb 09

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#12 Jul 6, 2014
Homostats wrote:
More propaganda from the gay propaganda machine.
Gay parenting presently does not occur in the numbers required to conduct a meaningful statistical study.
You are a sore loser.

"...shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?"(Amos 3:6).

Since: Feb 09

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#13 Jul 6, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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The reason we appreciate our kids more is because they are harder to get
Your kids are by accident and our kids are on purpose
That may apply to more than gay couples. Straight couples who adopt for instance.

Since: Feb 09

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#14 Jul 6, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
<quoted text>
There are several studies which seem to indicate this. My theory is that it is not because they are GLBT, but because they are self-identified as GLBT. In order to come out of the closet one still has to have a certain amount of courage, intropsection and intelligence - all qualities of a good parent.
Phil Donahue did a program about gay parents many years ago and it was obvious that all the kids loved their parents. Some of the straight audience members commented that they wished their kids respected them as much as these kids respected their gay dads.

At the time gays were being allowed to adopt kids born addicted to drugs and other health issues.

Christians do not like having to admit that gays do a much better job raising their children than they do.

Since: Feb 09

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#15 Jul 6, 2014
Raymond wrote:
This is another BIG GAY LIE!
Prove it.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#17 Jul 7, 2014
Sir Andrew wrote:
<quoted text>.....They clearly hit Maggie Gallagher right between the eyes. I could hear her scream all the way out here in Honolulu. She broke three of my windows.
Well, first she spit the pie out all over those nice people at the next table. THEN she started screaming.
david traversa

Argentina

#18 Jul 7, 2014
JohnInToronto wrote:
<quoted text>
There are several studies which seem to indicate this. My theory is that it is not because they are GLBT, but because they are self-identified as GLBT. In order to come out of the closet one still has to have a certain amount of courage, intropsection and intelligence - all qualities of a good parent.
Thank you John .. Great comment !.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#19 Jul 7, 2014
We all knew this already.

Conversely consider the following.

here's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

"Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias are uncovered and understood," he said.

http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/...
The Great Christardo

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Jul 7, 2014
Gerard wrote:
This kind of homosexual propaganda is extremely dangerous to America.
Why?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#22 Jul 7, 2014
Gerard wrote:
This kind of homosexual propaganda is extremely dangerous to America.
How so? More dangerous than stupid people that refuse to learn anything new? I don't think so.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#23 Jul 8, 2014
Gerard wrote:
This kind of homosexual propaganda is extremely dangerous to America.
The study to which you refer was conducted in Australia
.
You should hop into your car and drive to Australia to stop the propaganda from spreading
.
;o)

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