As same-sex “marriage” continues to gain momentum in the United States, with 36 states now allowing it and the U.S. Supreme Court considering whether to legalize it nationwide in the upcoming months, a preponderance of research continues to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that traditional families are more happy, healthy, ethical, academically superior and financially stable than untraditional families.
Analyzing 351 academic studies spanning over 13 nations from five continents, a researcher at Mexico’s Autonomous National University, sociologist Fernando Pliego, found that families made up of heterosexual married couples are much better off.
“The members of … traditional families enjoy better physical health, less mental illness, higher incomes and steadier employment,” Pliego reported from the summary of his research. “They and their children live in better housing, enjoy more loving and cooperative relationships and report less physical or sexual violence.”
Pliego also declares that children brought up in traditional families are far better socialized than those raised in unconventional homes, which have recently been promoted by the government, media and schools as providing wholesome environments in which to raise youth.
“Moreover, when the bonds between parents and children are more positive, drug, alcohol and tobacco use is lower, children are better socialized and cooperative, they commit fewer crimes and they perform better in school,” Pliego attests.
Furthermore, a summary of Pliego’s work asserts that when heterosexual spouses provide the base of a family unit, their quality of life is much higher than unconventional families.
“Professor Pliego found that 89.4 percent of the studies concluded that intact families produced a higher level of well-being than other family types,” the research summary reads. “Only one in 10 claimed that all family structures produced similar outcomes. And only a negligible fraction of the studies — around 1 percent — claimed that other ‘family’ structures produced a better outcome.”
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