A Mom and Dad Make a Difference

National Review OnlineBy Kathryn Jean Lopez

As you may have heard (see here, here), Mark Regnerus has important new research on what same-sex parenting means in the life of a child. Regnerus, a professor in the department of sociology and at the Population Research Center at University of Texas at Austin, has published some results of a New Family Structures Study, “a rare large, probability-sample-based study reveals significant and numerous differences between the adult children (ages 18–39) of intact, biological, married families and those of parents who’ve had same-sex relationships.” The clear takeaway from the research is confirmation that a married mom and dad make a positive difference in the life of a child. As Regnerus puts it in Slate, “the stable, two-parent biological married model [is] the far more common and accomplished workhorse of the American household, and still — according to the data, at least — the safest place for a kid.”

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