geekiegeek: Surely the best possible environment for a child is with a family that consists of 2 parents, a mother and a father. This has been proven - i.e. kids that do not have a father figure in their life \ kids that dont have a mother figure in thier life will have a harder time developing.
I know 5 kids off the top of my head that have only been raised by either a mother or a father for what ever reason, whether it be by death or abandonment. Read the link above.
A Cambridge University developmental psychologist testified at a federal trial in San Francisco today that broad research has documented that children of same-sex parents are just as likely as those of heterosexual parents to be well-adjusted.
"Studies have found children do not require both a male and female parent," testified Michael Lamb, who heads Cambridge's Department of Social and Developmental Psychology.
It does say this also:
Children of same-sex couples are more vulnerable than their counterparts to be teased about their parents, but not more likely to be teased overall, he said. Lamb also said that children of gays and lesbians have fewer sexual stereotypes than children of heterosexuals.