Do lesbian mums make the best parents? According to research released earlier this year, children raised by two mothers do better academically, have higher self-esteem and are less likely to have behavioural problems than peers who have been brought up in a family with two heterosexual parents.
That might indeed be true. Could be, certainly.
But that research didn\’t show that it was or is.
The research worked by asking the parents (or whatever gender or sexuality) what they thought about their children\’s self-esteem etc.
So what it showed was that lesbian mothers thought their children had higher self-esteem etc.
An interesting finding but not quite the one that it\’s being portrayed as.