Bad news for Colin Craig, the kids are ok

Colin Craig opposed marriage equality, along with other idiots like Bob McCoskrie ont he basis that the kids were at risk, and that their world view that a mother and a father was the only valid family unit,

Well bad news for Colin and Bob…the kids are doing fine.

Children of same-sex parents are doing as well or better than the rest of the population on several key health indicators, according to initial findings of the world’s largest study of such children.

The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families collected data on 500 children nationally, up to the age of 17. Of the 315 gay, lesbian and bisexual parents who completed the globally recognised child health questionnaire, 80 per cent were women.

An interim report found there was no statistical difference between children of same-sex couples and the rest of the population on indicators including self-esteem, emotional behaviour and the amount of time spent with parents. 

However, children of same-sex couples scored higher than the national average for overall health and family cohesion, measuring how well a family gets along.

Researchers said the difference between the two groups on these measures was so strong it would only occur by chance less than one in 10,000 times.

Former prime minister Kevin Rudd said the wellbeing of children had been ”the sole remaining obstacle” to his supporting same-sex marriage. He announced his change of heart last month.

Federal parliament was to vote this week on Greens MP Adam Bandt’s private member’s bill to legalise same-sex marriage. However, a vote is now unlikely before the election.


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