We refer readers to several outstanding reviews of research on same-sex relationships see, e. One strategy for addressing the latter challenge is to test the plausibility of alternative explanations; for example, Hatzenbuehler et al.
A biographical approach should incorporate information on relationship quality.
Los Angeles: The Williams Institute; Self Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Mary Bonauto Third, growing efforts by the federal government to identify same-sex couples in U. Demographic characteristics of lesbian parents in the United States.
In this article we have identified contemporary challenges to research on same-sex relationships and suggested strategies for beginning to address those challenges in order to capture the fullness of lives as they are lived across diverse communities. For example, researchers may erroneously conclude that relationship dynamics differ for same- and different-sex couples when it is in fact parental status differences between same- and different-sex couples that shape relationship dynamics.
Three specific comparison group considerations that create unique challenges—and opportunities—for research on same-sex relationships include a a shifting legal landscape, b parental status, and c unpartnered individuals.
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Future research should further explore how the transition from cohabitation to marriage alters relationships with other family members including relationships with families of origin for those in same-sex unions Ocobock, Journal of Family Research.