New study find that Lesbians raise well-adjusted teenagers.

Put one more nail in the coffin for the argument that same-sex parents will cause their kids to be emotionally screwed up or raging homosexuals when they get older. An article titled Lesbian couples raise well-adjusted teenagers over at New Scientist reports the results of a study by researchers at the University of Virginia which concludes that “teenagers raised by lesbian mothers show no developmental differences compared to those brought up by heterosexual parents.” This is the first such study done so far as all previous studies had been with regards to younger children (they also showed no difference).

“There’s been this debate about whether being raised by single-sex couples is good or bad for children,” says Stephen Russell, a sociologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, US. “We would call into question suggestions that growing up with single-sex parents is somehow problematic.”

The researchers found no differences between the two groups in terms of depression, anxiety, self-esteem and school grades. Exactly the same proportion of both groups also reported having had sex (34%).

But while a previous study suggested children of gay parents were more likely to consider homosexual relationships, this study was unable to provide such information because so few teens reported same-sex attractions and romances.

The single most important predictor of the teens’ well being, the study showed, was their relationship with parents – regardless of family type. “What’s really important is the quality of the relationship,” Russell told New Scientist.

As a result, the authors write that their findings “provide no justification for limitations on child custody or visitation by lesbian mothers” and “do not support the idea that lesbian and gay adults are less likely than others to provide good adoptive or foster homes.”

Imagine that. Kids who have good relationships with their parents will turn out just fine regardless of whether their parents are hetero or homosexual.

37 thoughts on “New study find that Lesbians raise well-adjusted teenagers.

  1. Heh heh, WICKID. Glad you don’t feel cheated.

    The more we investigate these things the more we learn. Well at least, the more we CAN learn.

  2. a buddy of mine in high school lived with his mom after his parent’s divorced.  my buddy had a tough time dealing with this, as did his younger brother.  i didn’t know what was going on until after high-school, but apparently his mom came out of the closet and divorced his dad so she could date chicks.  i don’t know if it was the abandonment issues from the divorce or the fact that his mom was a lesbian.  i would have to say both because he seemed too embarrassed about the latter to mention it to anyone.

  3. grey, my parents divorced when I was 14 and I had a tough time with it too, but my mom married another man. Should I have realized how lucky I was to have a normal mom and gotten over it?

    Maybe we should just remove the stigma attached to being gay and that would solve at least half the problems.

  4. I don’t think I could have a lesbian mother….it would ruin the whole lesbian fantasy for me. wink

  5. Before we acknowledge that these teenagers raised by lesbian mothers are well-adjusted, we have to ask them:

    Do you believe in the Virgin Birth?

    Since a majority of (by definition well-adjusted) Americans answer “yes”, these teenagers’ responses would be revealing…

  6. I think the big problem is proving that he didn’t use a condom during a virgin copulation……bigbro

  7. Okaaaaaay….

    Getting back to the topic, I too hope this will help take some wind out of the homophobes’ sails, but I won’t hold my breath.  This is a doctrinal problem, and we all know how much attention true believers pay to pesky little facts.

  8. Talk about your synchrony but I was just having a conversation with a friend about women getting it on, what kind of man would complain, and virgin sex in Texas.

    Hence, I will share with you everything I know about virgin Sex in Texas…….

    Jim, cause ‘Massachusettes Chain Saw Massacre’ don’t sound right….and Texas is a lot easier to spell…welcome to the land of the biggest
    churches and whorehouses you will ever see right across the street from one another.

    And allow me to tell you the secrets of how oral sex makes the universe expand, as taught to me by a former Dallas sweetheart. She didn’t exactly invent chrome removal from trailer hitches, but she damn sure perfected the science….and the psychology of it all.

    The first lesson is: “Fellow, when I am giving you head you only think you are in control of the situation.”…..bigbro

  9. Oh, and I need to add, me and my buddies can’t watch two guys getting it on….but we’ll buy tickets to watch the ladies….bigbro

  10. Yes, I think lesbians are very qualified to raise children. Men just aren’t. Not gay or straight or otherwise (those weird celibate priestly guys). I’d trust two lesbians to raise a child right before I’d trust the Pope or any of his Cardinals (and especially not those lower case priests). In fact, I’m quite convinced that the Virgin Mary was, well…not all that interested in Joseph’s gender in the first place. But you know the Church. They ain’t going to admit that the interpretation of a Virgin Birth was two lesbians in the Holy Lands adopting a child…..bigbro

  11. you don’t think men are capable of raising a child?  i don’t have one myself, but my good friend brian is a stay-at-home dad and does an awesome job with his boy.

  12. I don’t know your friend Brian, but my guess is that at some time in the middle of the night he went to Sweden to have a sex change operation and that Brian (now physically a man) still relies on Brenda’s maternally oriented left hemisphere of the brain to raise that poor child properly…..bigbro

  13. Man, you never ask a buddy what he was like when he was a woman. You got to know better than that….bigbro

  14. Let me play devils advocate.
    This “study” does not mean a thing. Look at the magazine its published in -New Scientist-. What are you going to do on judgement day look at God and hold up a copy of New Scientist and claim it as your gospel? It does not matter if some secular, godless, science based magazine says childern brought up by lesbians are “well adjusted” their souls will be forfeit because they have not lived in the light of his divine tolerance and have embraced what God has clearly delinated as a sinful life style. These childern should be removed from these unwholesome environments and placed with good Christian parents in order to please God and to keep my demons of repressed homosexuality at bay, sorry oops….Send donations to—
    See how easy it is to be intolerant and hateful and yet appear so self righteous!

  15. Whenever someone starts a statement with, “Let me play devil’s advocate,” I know right away that this is a person who is dreaming and fantasizing and wishing with all get-out that they have the powers of Satan. You got a better chance of being blown over by Kryptonite than having Satan’s immense powers….part of which entails Satan being able to force seemingly happy children to go live with strict constructionist Christians, a virtual hell before you die and leave earth…..bigbro

  16. And one more thought just struck…same sex, different sex….hell, at least they are having sex. Look at all the married couples that gave up sex a long, long time ago in their marriages. Talk about your frustrated potential DC snipers in the making…..bigbro

  17. Rufus-Leroy- anyone who so much as touches a copy of New Scientist will go blind and grow hair on the palms of their hands, so hopefully they’ll know better than to wave it about in God’s face…

  18. Paul the letter writer:

    There is a theory that Paul the letter writer who was struck blind off his ass had a frontal lobe epileptic seizure. While there is also a theory that lightning did the trick…bigbro

    Was Saint Paul struck blind and converted by lightning?

    Bullock JD.

    Department of Ophthalmology, Wright State University, School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio.

    In the Bible, St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus) was struck blind by a light from heaven. Three days later his vision was restored by a “laying on of hands.” The circumstances surrounding his blindness represent an important episode in the history of religion. Numerous theories have been proposed to account for this event which has been the subject of interest of theologians, philosophers, artists, and physicians. A lightning strike could explain all of the features of this episode. The proposal of a theory which correlates St. Paul’s symptoms with contemporary scientific knowledge makes his recovery of vision and conversion no less miraculous or religiously significant since the theory demonstrates that, indeed, the event may have occurred exactly as stated in the Bible.

  19. And isn’t it interesting that the discussion goes from homosexuality to biblical writings in a heart beat?

    All mainline media are Fag-Enablers, skewing every editorial decision and story and editorial to promote the filthy fag agenda. This monolithic media orgy of unethical lies is truly a phenomenon, explainable on only one ground: The same mind controls all media, to wit: Satan’s mind.

  20. What’s the big deal? Since the latest research indicates that parents influence on their offspring is only 1 to 3% and their peers seem to enjoy about 10% influence (the balance seems to be genetic make-up and culture exposure), it looks like regardless of the sexual orientation, or lack thereof, parents still have only about 2% control of how the child turns out. Even if we keep the little darlings away from those nasty gay or lesbian peers, about 90% of how they develop is determined by the egg and sperm. Of course, our relationship with the child is still determined by how we raise them, but who would expect an American family to take care of their parents when they become old and feeble? cheese

  21. The Indiana congress now has a bill on the table to rename Interstate 69 to something that sounds more moral…..bigbro

    Hostettler mounting campaign to change the name of Interstate 69

            By August Wayne, THG News

    John Hostettler, the Congressman representing the 8th district of Indiana, has been convinced by local religious groups to introduce legislation in the House that would change the name of an Interstate 69 extension to a more moral sounding number.

    There are plans to extend the interstate from Indianapolis through southwestern Indiana all the way through Texas into Mexico in the coming years.  While most believe this highway will be good for the state’s economy, religious conservatives believe “I-69

  22. Bigbro – Don’t buy into the fundie hype surrounding the issue.  The interstate was slated to renamed anyway to conform with federal standards.  Once I-69 is completed it will run to the East of I-65 thus screwing up our basic highway numbering system.  The new designation is tentatively slated to be I-63.

    The name type of issue was encountered with Highway 666.  It appears that religious groups become involved in these sorts of things out of ignorance and the ability to score an unfounded ‘moral’ victory.

  23. deadscot- you say “Once I-69 is completed it will run to the East of I-65 thus screwing up our basic highway numbering system.”

    Screwing up? You see?

  24. Hmmm…the Indiana politicians think they can solve the problem by renaming I-69 to I-63, you say. Well, I say that all Indiana politicians are doomed by their own ignorance of the number 63, thereby dooming all Hossiers (which goes to explain the year long suspension of Ron Artest for his insane mass attack on the fans of Detroit, a more righteous city)….bigbro

    “the multiples of nine, 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90 form a mirror image between the numbers 45 and 54.”

    Baseball was obviously created by Freemasons, as it bears the unmistakable marks of Freemasonry. The field, from home plate to the left and right field wall forms a compass; the entire outfield wall is the semicircle which this compass draws. Upside-down, overlapping this compass, the bases form the square. Thus, the baseball field is the emblem of Freemasonry. Three strikes and three outs were assigned because three is the principle sacred number of Freemasonry. Four is a number of significance because it represents a square (the shape) and deals with the four directions, thus: four balls, four bases. Nine is sacred because it is three squared… there are nine fielding positions and nine innings. This brings us to a total of twenty-seven outs per team a game…and guess what? Twenty-seven, along with eighty-one, are the only two sacred numbers greater than ten. Though eighty-one doesn’t occur in baseball, because of the presence of two nines (fielders and innings) it’s appropriate to mention the reason eighty-one is so revered: the multiples of nine, 9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, and 90 form a mirror image between the numbers 45 and 54. Also, each one of these numbers equal nine when adding the two integers which comprise the number: 18- 1+8 = 9; 27- 2+7 =9; etc. Because of this, nine times nine was deemed a ‘high’ number. This further explains the near obsession with numbers surrounding baseball averages, home runs, ERA’s, etc. It is truly a game for numerologists.

  25. 12 year old Jack Ruby’s psychiatric report card

    He is egocentric and expects much attention, but is unable to get it as there are many children at home. His behavior is further colored by his early sex experiences, his great interest [in sex] and the gang situation in the street. From a superficial examination of his mother who was here with him, it is apparent that she has no insight into his problem, and she is thoroughly inadequate in the further training of this boy.

  26. Um, guys, that news item isn’t real. It’s another work of satire by The Hoosier Gazette. Don’t feel too bad, though, I’ve been fooled by them in the past as well.

    Curses!  Damn kids and their fancy-schmancy stories.  The reason this story sells so well is because it sounds just like something some radicals would push for and the interstate is being expanded and being renamed.

  27. Sometimes the joke is not as bad as the truth….bigbo

    Road to Ruin: The 27 Most Wasteful Road Projects in America chronicles the nation’s most wasteful and environmentally harmful highway projects and ranks the ten worst.  Eliminating the 27 projects would save federal taxpayers more than $24 billion.  The report was released by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a leading fiscal critic of highway and transportation boondoggles, and Friends of the Earth, one of the nation’s leading environmental organizations.

    8. Interstate 69 (IN) Upgrading existing highways would cost nearly $1 billion less than the estimated $1.9 billion price tag to build a new I-69, and would save the 140 miles of Indiana farmland that the new highway would destroy.  Not only would the proposed road duplicate existing interstates and drain transportation funds from projects around Indiana , it would destroy 5,500 acres of farmland and forests and go through the Patoka National Wetlands and Wildlife Refuge, home to various endangered species.

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