Study: Kids of Same-Gender Couples Are Healthier

By Chris Hoenig

Kids raised by gay parents are in better overall health and score higher in measures of family cohesion than other children, throwing ice water on the theory that having same-gender parents is harmful to kids.

The study, billed as the largest of its kind, failed to find any statistically significant differences in other health measures between kids raised by gay or straight parents. Same-gender couples and their children, however, do continue to face discrimination in a variety of ways, according to the preliminary report.

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