Family relationships of lesbians and gay men. Research on Same-Sex Couples Data sets that include information from both partners in a relationship i. Comparisons of intimate partner violence among partners in same-sex and opposite-sex relationships in the United States.
Same-sex couples are less likely than different-sex couples to be raising children, although this distinction is diminishing, albeit modestly Gates, b. This subsequently affects how homosexuals perceive themselves. A second strategy for quantitative researchers is to consider parental status as potentially confounding or moderating the effects of union status on selected outcomes.
The effect of social relationships on psychological well-being: Are men and women really so different? Adolescent same-sex romantic attractions and relationships: Implications for substance use and abuse. Are children of parents who had same-sex relationships disadvantaged?