Same-sex couples are less likely than different-sex couples to be raising children, although this distinction is diminishing, albeit modestly Gates, b. Peterson declared that she would recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. County of Monroe the court reasoned that because out-of-state opposite-sex marriages that would not have been legal in New York nonetheless are recognized unless such recognition would violate the public policy of the state, out-of-state same-sex marriages must be similarly recognized. Same-sex and different-sex couples in the American Community Survey: Retrieved May 17, The Appellate Division reversed a trial judge's ruling in that Monroe Community College did not have to extend health benefits to an employee's same-sex spouse. Many approaches to analyzing dyadic data require that members of a dyad be distinguishable from each other Kenny et al.
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Handbook of the life course. For example, a recent study Regnerus,which purportedly showed adverse effects of same-sex parents on children, has been widely criticized for using retrospective proxy reports from adult children to identify a parent as having ever been involved in a same-sex relationship for a critique, see Perrin et al. Retrieved March 24, Unique historical backdrops result in different relationship histories e. As a result, most qualitative and quantitative studies addressing questions about same-sex relationship dynamics have relied on smaller, nonprobability samples.
Annual Review of Sociology. Retrieved March 24, Although a full discussion of data and methodological issues concerning larger kinship systems is beyond the scope of this article see Ocobock, ; Patterson,we focus on one aspect of kinship—parental status—to demonstrate some important comparison group considerations. Findings from the New Family Structures Study. This limits investigation into the implications of same-sex marriage given that marriage is conflated with relationship duration.