In a review of 21 studies, Judith Stacey and Timothy Biblarz found that researchers frequently downplay findings indicating difference regarding children's gender, sexual preferences and behavior, suggesting that an environment of heterosexism has hampered scientific inquiry in the area. Analyses of the National Health Interview Survey. No differences were observed between household types on family relationships or any child outcomes. The implications of these findings are discussed. Likewise, contributions, limitations, and recommendations for future research in this field are presented. The present study is the largest to date to focus on the sexual orientation of adult sons of gay men.
Comparing the impact of homosexual and heterosexual parents on children:
Psychological bulletin, 2 Institute for American Values. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry51 3— Furthermore, a regression analysis suggested the following variables were associated with higher levels of family functioning:
The methodologies used in the major studies of same-sex parenting meet the standards for research in the field of developmental psychology and psychology generally.