This new study from the Williams Institute, which is part of the UCLA law school, is fairly remarkable:

The paper finds that none of the 78 NLLFS adolescents report having ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent or other caregiver. This contrasts with 26% of American adolescents who report parent or caregiver physical abuse and 8.3% who report sexual abuse. According to the authors, “the absence of child abuse in lesbian mother families is particularly noteworthy, because victimization of children is pervasive and its consequences can be devastating. To the extent that our findings are replicated by other researchers, these reports from adolescents with lesbian mothers have implications for healthcare professionals, policymakers, social service agencies, and child protection experts who seek family models in which violence does not occur.” On sexual orientation, 2.8% of the NLLFS adolescents identified as predominantly to exclusively homosexual.

Joe points out that the Williams Institute has been following lesbian families for twenty-four years.

What say you, shrill, moronic Religious Righ assumes, ye that assume that the rest of the population is dumb enough to accept “Heh heh, evurbody knows kids need a mother’n'a’father!” as an intelligent answer?