New study: Children raised by same-sex couples do better in school

Mark, Jeff, & Chloe in Provincetown, MA

Several European economists have delivered new research which indicates children of same-sex couples perform better in school than kids raised by a mom and a dad.

The researchers found that children raised by same-sex couples had higher test scores in elementary and secondary school and were about 7 percent more likely to graduate from high school than children raised by different-sex couples.

The study used government data tracking all children born in the Netherlands since 1995. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001 and has generally been one of the most supportive nations for same-sex couples.

via Washington Post