Read Mode. Conservative groups, including the Family Research Council, often cite a more recent study by a University of Texas professor that says children raised by same-sex parents fare worse than those raised by straight parents — although the merits of those findings are questioned. Google News. August 10, Witness. Honolulu, HI.
Evidence presented at the trial by opponents of the ban found no difference in the well-being of children raised by gay parents versus heterosexual parents.
Even in states that require agencies to work with gay couples, there are no guarantees against discrimination in deciding whether to allow them to adopt. December You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. June 3, Report.
Extension of benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees".