During the marriage equality debate it is always said children in same-sex households have worse outcomes than those in heterosexual outcomes. This simply isn’t true, below is but a sample of the research carried which has found no difference in the outcomes and the psychological and child developmental associations than back these findings.
Children in planned lesbian families: Stigmatisation, psychological adjustment and protective factors, Culture, Health & Sexuality
Transracial Adoption by Lesbian, Gay,and Heterosexual Couples: Who Completes Transracial Adoptions and With What Results?
American Academy of Pediatrics: Technical Report: Coparent or Second-Parent Adoption by Same-Sex Parents
How does the gender of parents matter? Journal of Marriage and Family
Children’s Gender Identity in Lesbian and Heterosexual Two-Parent Families
Child adjustment and parenting in planned lesbian families with known and as-yet unknown donors
Children in Planned Lesbian Families: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between the United States and the Netherlands. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America’s Children
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families
Child Adjustment and Parenting in Planned Lesbian-Parent Families
National Lesbian Family Study: 4. Interviews with the 10-year-old children
What does it mean for youngsters to grow up in a lesbian family created by means of donor insemination?
Parenting and Child Development in Adoptive Families: Does Parental Sexual Orientation Matter?
Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children: A Review
Same-Sex Parenting and Child Development: Reviewing the Contribution of Parental Gender
The Role of the Father in Child Development
Not only has there been a plethora of research but numerous associations have concluded that there is no difference between same-sex parents and heterosexuals parents and have publicly stated so.
American Psychological Assocation
Position Statement in Support of Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Civil Marriage
Amicus brief submitted in support of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenge to California Prop 8
Lesbian and Gay Parenting Resource Publication
Canadian Psychological Association
Brief presented to the Legislative House of Commons Committee on Bill
American Academy of Pediatrics
Policy statement – Coparent or second-parent adoption by same-sex parents
Australian Psychological Society
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) parented families – A literature review
American Psychoanalytic Association
Position statement on Gay and Lesbian Parenting
American Psychiatric Association
Adoption and co-parenting by same-sex couples
North American Council on Adoptable Children
Gay and Lesbian Adoptions and Foster Care
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Submission to the Church of England’s Listening Exercise on Human Sexuality
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Pscyhiatry
Children with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents
American National Association of Social Workers
Amicus brief – California Supreme Court – Case No. S147999
Child Welfare League of America
Position statement on parenting of children by lesbian, gay and bisexual adults
Finally and certainly not least is the claim that their are no national surveys. I was able to locate six through minimal effort.
Adolescents of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: sexual orientation, sexual behavior, and sexual risk exposure.
Family Structure and Children’s Health in the United States: Findings From the National Health Interview Survey, 2001–2007
Psychosocial adjustment, school outcomes, and romantic relationships of adolescents with same-sex parents.
Children with lesbian parents: a community study.
Psychosocial Adjustment among Children Conceived via Donor Insemination by Lesbian and Heterosexual Mothers
Donor Insemination: Child Development and Family Functioning in Lesbian Mother Families