A member of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations has
denounced a new study that claims children with lesbian mothers are
more successful in school and happier in life.
The study from the Williams Institute at UCLA and published in
the Journal of Homosexuality surveyed 17-year-olds who had
been raised by lesbian mothers. Dr. Andre Van Mol of the Christian Medical &
Dental Associations says that sampling biases and small
numbers flawed the study.
"Generally speaking, the samples are drawn from either gay and
lesbian rights organizations or other gay activist groups, so
consequently the respondents tend to have a higher level of
education and therefore more resources at their disposal," he
"All of which is to say, these kind of samplings are usually the
very best case models rather than the random samples they're
supposed to be."
He says there was also another major flaw.
"The other issue with this UCLA study is psychological problems
rooted in childhood often fail to surface until well into
adulthood," he tells OneNewsNow. "So surveying 17-year-olds is
going to miss that.
Van Mol says there is a more credible study
by sociologist Mark Regnerus of Texas University, who found
children raised by same-sex parents do tend to have more
psychological problems later in life than those raised by