Ongoing legal battles over same-sex marriage have drawn increasing public attention to the question of whether lesbian and gay families can raise happy, healthy children. Opponents of the legal recognition of homosexual unions have based their arguments in part on the premise that children brought up by parents of the same sex face significant social and psychological disadvantages. This pioneering volume provides an objective and long overdue look at the experiences of the children themselves. Presenting a unique longitudinal study of 25 children raised in lesbian mother families, and a comparison group raised by single heterosexual mothers, the book lays out the developmental effects of growing up in a same-sex household/m-/and confronts a range of myths and stereotypes along the way.
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Fiona Tasker, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at City University, London. Her previous publications include papers on children of divorce and children in lesbian and gay families.
1. Introduction 2. Parental Influences on Child Development 3. The Longitudinal Study 4. Family Relationships 5. The Family and the Outside World 6. Intimate Relationships 7. Psychological Adjustment 8. Conclusions Appendix I. 1976-1977 Study Interviews with Mothers and Children: Variables Used in the Statistical Analyses Appendix II. 1991-1992 Follow-Up Interviews with Young Adults: Variables Used in the Statistical Analyses Reference. Index.
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