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Study Finds Teens With Lesbian Parents Perform Better in School, Lead Happier Lives

by Thilaka Ravi on November 7, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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Study Finds Teens With Lesbian Parents Perform Better in School, Lead Happier Lives

In a twist to the usual set up, a new study has found teens raised by lesbian parents tend to perform better in school and lead happier lives.

Researchers found that 17-year-olds with two moms had high school GPA averages of A-minus to B-plus, according to the study, entitled 'Adolescents with Lesbian Mothers Describe Their Own Lives'.

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The teenagers also had strong family bonds and described their moms as good role models.

"These kids were planned and their lesbian mothers were very engaged in parenting," Nanette Gartrell, lead researcher for the Williams Institute of UCLA study, said.
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According to the New York Daily News, Gartrell and her colleagues tracked 78 participants for a period of 26 years before publishing their results in the Journal of Homosexuality.

"At the end of high school, the teens tell us that they have excellent grades, feel connected to their families and friends, and admire their parents," she added.

The researchers also found that the teens were comfortable telling friends that their parents are lesbian.

"They teach me to be accepting of all people on this earth, no matter what differences they may have," one of the 38 adolescent boys surveyed wrote.

Source: ANI
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