A new study by Australia's University of Melbourne, which is said to be the largest of its kind, has found that children raised by same sex parents are actually happier and healthier than children raised in the traditional family unit.
The study aimed to "describe the physical, mental and social well-being" of children with same sex parents, and explore "the impact that stigma has on them." The results showed that these children scored six percent higher than the general population when it came to general health and family cohesion.
However, both groups of children scored similar results when it came to behavior, mental health and self-esteem. Dr. Simon Crouch from the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne said: "It appears that same-sex parent families get along well and this has a positive impact on health.
“So what this means is that people take on roles that are suited to their skill sets rather than falling into those gender stereotypes.
“What this leads to is a more harmonious family unit and therefore feeding on to better health and wellbeing."