New Research Study
The Truth about Homosexual Parenting
Family Research Institute, under the auspices of Paul Cameron, Ph.D., has
recently completed extensive research into the effects of homosexual
parenting on children.
We have just published the largest and most objective study of the effects of homosexual parenting. Using official records of child custody battles from across the country, the first set of cases and children involving disputes between one homosexual and one heterosexual parent, 73 children with 40 homosexual parents were compared with 105 children of 111 heterosexual parents. Dr. Paul Cameron, Family Research Report, May-June 1998.
to this present research, about 30 studies since 1978 had been carried
out, but they all consisted of interviews with volunteers. Homosexual
parents were asked to describe conditions in their home, and their and/or
the investigators opinions were written down and reported. As you might
expect, the results were decidedly favorable to homosexual parenting.
these former studies were like is reflected in the report of Richard
Green, M.D. He interviewed a few homosexuals (7 lesbians and 7 transexuals
(4 female-to-male and 3 male-to-female) who were raising children.
According to Greens own report, his data collection was not
systematic, there was no control group, and the period of follow-up was
concluded that these child rearing situations, based on the views of the
14 homosexuals he spoke with (apparently many over the phone), were quite
I tentatively suggest that children being raised by transsexual or homosexual parents do not differ appreciably from children raised in more conventional family settings on macroscopic measures of sexual identity Richard Green, Sexual Identity of 37 Children Raised by Homosexual or Transsexual Parents, American Journal of Psychiatry, 1978;135:692-697.
identities of the 14 homosexuals are unknown and there is no way to verify
Greens impressions. From Greens publication, issued in 1978, on down
to the most recent one (1996), only small groups were studied, and the
findings were about the same as Greens: Homosexual parents are just
as good as heterosexual parents. These studies were presented to courts
across the nation, in support of giving children to homosexuals to raise.
Cameron's report is entirely objective; in fact, it is based on all
(all) the available appeals cases involving a homosexual parent from the
years 1966 through the early 1990s! (Frequently, of course, only one
parent in a court case was homosexual.)
appeals cases of custody disputes drawn systematically from all cases
involving a homosexual parent in the United States were compared to 38
appeals cases involving heterosexual custody disputes drawn randomly from
listings under parental character and 18 appeals cases drawn
randomly from general cases in Dicennial Digest from 1966 to
Official investigators, judges, and evaluators associated with the U.S. court system recorded 66 harms to the first set of 73 children, 64 (97%) of which were assigned by the court investigators to the homosexual parents or their associates. In a set of comparison [control group] cases involving disputes between two heterosexual parents, the official investigators recorded 6 harms to the heterosexuals 105 children. Cameron, Family Research Report, May-June 1998.
Cameron found that court officials judged that heterosexual parents harmed
about 8% of their children, whereas homosexual parents harmed 78% of their
children! The harm typically consisted of sexual molestation or
physical abuse. The bulk of Cameron's data was provided by the court
examiners, after due process and a period of appropriate deliberation.
Cameron used a publicly-available data-base. Every law library in America
has all of these cases. Thus, everything Cameron reported can be checked
by anyone for accuracy. This data will be invaluable in forthcoming court
battles. The Hawaiian legislative battle will be over marriage is about
raising children. Other states are following its lead. Vermont and
still other states will be fighting it out in the courts. Cameron's
findings should be very helpful.
If you know of someone who has an impending court battle involving this matter, tell him to contact Dr. Paul Cameron at 303-681-3113 for his research paper and/or expert testimony. vf