Apparently, the APA is standing by its meta-analysis of 59 studies of the effects of homosexual parenting, with a couple of very interesting quotes:
The author of the report, University of Virginia psychology professor
Charlotte Patterson, fully noted the limitations of the studies, said Mr. Herek,
"which was that when you compare children raised by lesbian or gay
parents … they really don’t look much different from kids raised by
comparable heterosexual parents.”
Now without getting into the debate itself, the limitations of the APA study are that few if any of the studies they cited had either sufficient sample size or a control sample. The claim, then, that the outcomes for the children of homosexual parents are similar cannot be sustained for a very simple reason; the hypothesis has not, by the APA's own admission, ever been tested.
If this is representative of the APA's thinking at its highest levels--preposterous claims that can be refuted by a simple look at their methodology--we may be entering a dark age in terms of helping the mentally ill, to put it mildly.
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