(WASHINGTON TIMES) — Amid a firestorm of criticism over a pair of new studies on gay parenting, the world’s largest organization of psychologists has affirmed its own position that sexual orientation is not a factor in parental fitness.
The American Psychological Association (APA) said this week that it and other prominent health and social organizations “have concluded that there is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation.”
This is based on “a remarkably consistent body of research on lesbian and gay parents and their children,” the APA said in its Monday statement.
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The APA’s response came after two academics challenged these kinds of assertions in separate, peer-reviewed studies in Social Science Research.