While the general assumption is that children of same-sex parents tend to have a miserable life, a new study conducted by researchers at University of Melbourne reveals that they are in fact healthier and happier than those belonging to heterosexual parents.
The researchers observed around 500 children with 315 same-sex parents, with 80 percent having female parents while 18 percent had male parents.
The researchers found that children with same-sex parents scored 6 percent higher when it came to general health and family cohesion while they were equal to that of heterosexual parents when it came to temperament and mood, behavior, mental health and self-esteem.
Stating that social stigma was the major negative experience of children with same-sex parents, lead researcher Simon Crouch said, "What we have found is that the more stigma these families experience the greater the impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of children."
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