In 2013, Justice Antonin Scalia declared that “there’s considerable disagreement among sociologists as to” the consequences of same-sex parenting. It was untrue then. And it is definitely untrue now.
This month, the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics published a new study comparing the children of same-sex parents with the children of opposite-sex parents. Unlike Mark Regnerus’ now-debunked study—which focused on the children of divorced parents—the new research examines intact families, both same-sex and opposite-sex. Its authors found “no differences” in children’s health, no matter the sexual orientation of their parents.