KUSA - A study from the University of Colorado Denver finds most scientists agree children of same-sex parents experience "no difference" on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual or single parents.
The study, led by Jimi Adams - an associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Studies and CU Denver - examined thousands of peer-reviewed articles on same-sex parenting over several decades. He found that, over time, the scientific consensus was met among researchers, meaning that a majority of them supported a "no difference" conclusion to same-sex parenting.
Adams found that by 1990, there was a developing consensus among researchers about the effect of same-sex parenting. By 2000, he found that researchers had an "overwhelming" consensus on the parenting issue.
During a time when same-sex marriage is battled in courts, Adams says his study provides evidence against the idea that children of same-sex couples suffer disadvantages.
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