Protecting Individuals, Families And Children Every Step Of The Way

For More Than 20 Years
Photo of Lisa A. Ruggieri P.C.
  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Same-Sex Partners
  4.  » Massachusetts study supports same-sex marriage and parents

Massachusetts study supports same-sex marriage and parents

Issues of gay rights have been widely reported in the news in recent weeks as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the issue. If the Supreme Court rules that a ban against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the lives of many gays and lesbians in Massachusetts and across the United States could be positively affected. Recently, one of the Supreme Court justices expressed concern over the decision he was forced to consider. His main concern was about the well-being of children parented by same-sex couples. A recent study conducted by Boston University should put any concerns at rest.

The results of the study indicate that a parent’s gender has little effect on a child’s outcome. More important than gender is the type of relationship the child has with the parent. Additionally, the level of support from society and economic security plays a larger role than gender. Based on the study, it seems that the empowerment a same-sex couple could receive from a Supreme Court ruling in their favor could potentially benefit these children.

Some drawbacks of the study include a relatively small sample. The author of the study, however, blames this on the fact that are a relatively few gay couples raising children in the United States. The study does, however, discredit past studies that portray same-sex parenting negatively. For example, one study focused on children whose heterosexual parents divorced as a restful of an affair to children whose heterosexual parents were in a stable relationship.

The authors of the study hope their results remove any legislator’s concern over the well-being of children with gay or lesbian parents. People from Massachusetts and all over the nation can rest-assured that research suggests that children who have a good relationship with their parents, regardless of their gender, are generally considered well-adjusted. Certainly, concern for these children should not prevent same-sex marriage.

Source:, “Kids raised by gay parents are ‘doing just fine’,” Rich Barlow-Boston, April 22, 2013

5 Star Reviews

A Superb Lawyer!

Lisa guided me through the divorce process and helped me obtain my desired outcome. Throughout the entire process, she helped make the process as painless as possible. Lisa is truly a super lawyer who will be an asset to anyone that utilizes her knowledge, experience, dedication and abilities!

– Eric E.

Successfully Settled My Case With Just One Court Appearance

My ex husband is an attorney and I knew I needed a top notch attorney on my side in order to secure a favorable outcome. In less than a month, from start to finish, Attorney Ruggieri successfully settled my case with just one court appearance.

– Carol K.

All Of The Online Reviews Of Attorney Lisa Ruggieri Are True!

All of the online reviews of Attorney Lisa Ruggieri are true! If you need top-notch legal advice to land you on your feet post-divorce, I would highly recommend the Law Offices of Lisa Ruggieri. Lisa is very knowledgeable and draws a strong line around defending and protecting her clients.

– Eugenia Z.

She Was Aggressive And Never Backed Down

I found Lisa through reviews and was not disappointed. Lisa and her staff were great! They were very supportive and explained everything. She was aggressive and never backed down, even when I wanted to settle. She always looked out for my best interest, even when I didn’t want to. I can’t recall a single debate she lost during the entire case. If I were ever in a similar situation again (which will not be anytime in the foreseeable future!), I would call Lisa.

– Erik T.