Children of same-sex couples declared normal!

I realise this might seem controversial to those who oppose LGBT rights (or as I think of them, ‘human rights’), but according to research conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, children raised by same-sex parents progress emotionally, socially and educationally at the same rate as other children.

Some messages to take home:

  • Having two parents who are the same gender does not, in and of itself, harm children.
  • The biggest challenge faced by children raised by same-sex parents is social stigma.
  • Social stigma starts with you and me. We can all help lessen the harm of social stigma by expressing acceptance in our own homes – whatever their make-up.

Justine Dean – Samford Family Law