Study: Teens with Lesbian Moms do Better In School, Happier

| by Michael Allen

According to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA, teens living in homes with lesbian mothers are more successful in school and are happier in life.

The study 'Adolescents with Lesbian Mothers Describe Their Own Lives,' tracked 78 adolescents over a 26-year period, reports CBS Las Vegas.

The study, which appears in the Journal of Homosexuality, said that 17-year-olds with lesbian mothers had high school GPAs ranging between A-minus to B-plus. Also, these teens had very close friends that they could talk to, about their lesbian parents.

Nanette Gartrell, the head investigator of the study, said in a statement: "These kids were planned and their lesbian mothers were very engaged in parenting. At the end of high school, the teens tell us that they have excellent grades, feel connected to their families and friends, and admire their parents."

"As a psychiatrist, I can say that these are the types of child-rearing outcomes that every parent hopes for."