Compared with children raised by their married biological parents (IBF), children of homosexual parents (LM and GF):

Are much more likely to have received welfare (IBF 17%; LM 69%; GF 57%)

Have lower educational attainment

Report less safety and security in their family of origin

Report more ongoing “negative impact” from their family of origin

Are more likely to suffer from depression

Have been arrested more often

If they are female, have had more sexual partners–both male and female

The high mathematical standard of “statistical significance” was more difficult to reach for the children of “gay fathers” in this study because there were fewer of them. The following, however, are some additional areas in which the children of lesbian mothers (who represented 71% of all the children with homosexual parents in this study) differed from the IBF children, in ways that were statistically significant in both a direct comparison and with controls.

Children of lesbian mothers:

Are more likely to be currently cohabiting

Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance

Are less likely to be currently employed full-time

Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed

Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual

Are 3 times as likely to have had an affair while married or cohabiting

Are an astonishing 10 times more likely to have been “touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver.”

Are nearly 4 times as likely to have been “physically forced” to have sex against their will

Are more likely to have “attachment” problems related to the ability to depend on others

Use marijuana more frequently

Smoke more frequently

Watch TV for long periods more frequently