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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Researchers at UCLA's Williams Institute questioned a group of 78 17-year-olds as part of the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study and found that none of them reported ever being physically or sexually abused, compared to 26% of kids raised by straight parents reporting physical abuse and 8.3% reporting sexual abuse.
The report goes on to bust another right-wing myth about gay parents indoctrinating their kinds into "the homosexual lifestyle". Only 2.7% of boys and 0.0% of girls in the study reported being exclusively homosexual in orientation, for a statistical average of 1.4%.
The same group released a study earlier this year which concluded that these same kids do better in school, are more emotionally well adjusted and have better coping skills than their hetero-raised counterparts.
The message is clear. If the U.S. wants to be more competitive in the global market, wants to reduce crime and violence against women and children and become a force for peace in the world, all of our children should be raised by lesbians.