Journal of Marriage and Family. And, as explained above, many child molesters cannot be characterized as having an adult sexual orientation at all; they are fixated on children. Archived from the original PDF on 10 June In scandals involving the Catholic church, the victims of sexual abuse were often adolescent boys rather than small children. Analysis of extensive social science literature into the question of children's psychological outcomes of being raised by same-sex parents by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in concluded that "there is now strong evidence that same-sex parented families constitute supportive environments in which to raise children" and that with regard to lesbian parenting " However, other studies cited favorably by the FRC and summarized in this section similarly relied on chart data Erickson et al.
The result came from a case where a woman tried to give parental rights of her two daughters to her partner, with whom she was in a civil union.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Facts About Homosexuality and Mental Health. In yet another approach to studying adult sexual attraction to children, some Canadian researchers observed how homosexual and heterosexual adult men responded to slides of males and females of various ages child, pubescent, and mature adult. Retrieved 20 April In addition, whereas early study samples consisted mainly of children originally born into heterosexual relationships that subsequently dissolved when one parent came out as gay or lesbian, recent samples are more likely to include children conceived within a same-sex relationship or adopted in infancy by a same-sex couple. Here again, there is no inherent connection between an adult's sexual orientation and her or his propensity for endangering others. In Junethe results of a year ongoing longitudinal study by Nanette Gartrell of the University of California and Henny Bos of the University of Amsterdam were released.
In summary, each of these studies failed to support the hypothesis that homosexual males are more likely than heterosexual men to molest children or to be sexually attracted to children or adolescents. Israel previously allowed limited co-guardianship rights for non-biological parents. American Academy Of Pediatrics. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 26 By contrast, other molesters are described as regressed.