Contrary to the narrative pushed by academia and the mainstream media, there is increasing evidence that same-sex parenting has negative effects on children.
An article published last month by Catholic University of America sociology professor Paul Sullins found children with same-sex parents suffer emotional problems two to three times as often as children raised by opposite-sex parents.
Sullins’ latest article joins other research, most notably published by himself and University of Texas professor Mark Regnerus, showing children raised by same-sex parents have increased risks of certain harms, including emotional problems, depression, and sexual abuse. Despite this, the American Psychological Association has dogmatically endorsed a “no difference” theory—namely, that there is no difference between children raised by same-sex parents and opposite-sex parents—since 2004.
The article, published in the December issue of the journal Demography, critiqued an October 2016 article in the same journal titled “Family Structure and Child Health: Does the Sex Composition of Parents Matter?” Based on data from the National Health Interview Survey, which is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, that study concluded there were no major differences between children raised by same-sex and opposite-sex parents.
Sullins’ rebuttal pointed to data errors the CDC had previously acknowledged and documented regarding the designation of same-sex and opposite-sex partners. In short, the data collection method used from 2004 to 2007 created confusion for respondents so that up to 40 percent of couples designated as same-sex were opposite-sex. The errors flattened the data so the authors of the 2016 study found no variance between the sample sets.