Married couples tend to be the most prosperous type of family unit, and this economic prosperity undoubtedly has certain advantages for children but also see Mayer Instead of asking whether gay parenting is bad for kids, I think we should ask how contemporary discourses of sexuality maintain the very idea that lesbian and gay families are essentially different and, indeed, deficient.
Attitudes toward lesbians and gay men: A factor analytic study.
Likely causes include high rents and house prices, plus a housing shortage, are probable causes. An ONS statistician said much of the increase in same sex couples recorded as living together had been driven by the legislation introducing same-sex marriages, whether this meant more same-sex couples were living together or more felt comfortable to say they were.
Notes: Married couple families include both opposite-sex and same-sex married couples. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Figure 4: People aged 45 to 64 years and 65 to 74 years have experienced the largest increases in living alone in recent years The number of people living alone by age group, UK, to Source: Office for National Statistics - Labour Force Survey Download this chart Figure 4: People aged 45 to 64 years and 65 to 74 years have experienced the largest increases in living alone in recent years Image.
There have been no significant changes to the number of lone parent families between and Conversely, married couples with dependent children had more children on average than other family types Figure 3. Research published in by the Department for Education showed that there could be up to 4 million people in England likely to consider adopting or fostering at some point in the future, yet up and down the country there are still thousands of children waiting for a safe, loving home.
To help us improve GOV. Same-sex cohabiting couple families remain the most common same-sex couple family, but the proportion of these has declined from Figure 2: Same-sex married couple families have increased substantially since and now represent almost a third of all same-sex couple families Change in same-sex couple family distributions, UK, to Download as PDF.
Notes: Figures may not sum due to rounding. All aspects of the current study were approved by a university institutional review board. Bauermeister, J. Although studies of gay fathers and their children have been conducted Patterson, , less is known about children of gay fathers than about children of lesbian mothers.
Trends in living arrangements including families with and without dependent children , people living alone and people in shared accommodation, broken down by size and type of household. Some children do not know they have an LGBT parent; coming out issues vary and some parents may never reveal to their children that they identify as LGBT.