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Research: same-sex couples could make biological babies in a few years

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An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender. This brings hope to same sex couples that they could one day have biological children together. Scientists from Cambridge University in England, with funding by the Wellcome Trust and Israel’s Weizmann ... Read More »

What does the scholarly research say about the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents?

Colombia Law School – What we know Colombia Law School manages a project that gathers peer-reviewed studies on the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents. 77 studies dating to 1980 have been identified by project staff and experts at universities in the US and abroad. Of these studies, just four concluded that kids of same-sex parents face disadvantages, ... Read More »

Research: Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents Are Gay or Lesbian

Ellen C. Perrin, Benjamin S. Siegel, American Academy of Pediatrics – 2013 Abstract: Extensive data available from more than 30 years of research reveal that children raised by gay and lesbian parents have demonstrated resilience with regard to social, psychological, and sexual health despite economic and legal disparities and social stigma. Many studies have demonstrated that children’s well-being is affected much ... Read More »

Research: Same-sex parents invest more into their children

Research by Kate Prickett, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin http://childandfamilyblog.com/same-sex-couples-give-more-focused-time/ “Our findings support the argument that parental investment in children is at least as great – and possibly greater – in same-sex couples as for different-sex couples.” Female same-sex parents spend 40 percent more time engaged in child-focused activities than do different-sex ... Read More »

Researchers: Susan Golombok

Susan Golombok http://www.cfr.cam.ac.uk/directory/SusanGolombok Susan Golombok is Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the impact of new family forms on parenting and child development, specifically lesbian mother families, gay father families, single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), ... Read More »

Research: National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

“Since the 1980s, the US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) has been following and reporting on a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination. Initiated by Nanette Gartrell, MD, the NLLFS examines the social, psychological, and emotional development of the children as well as the dynamics of planned lesbian families. This is the longest-running and ... Read More »