December 24, Acceptance of the equality of same-sex couples is steadily increasing, and is strongest among women and young people. Overall, the evidence does not support the view that same-sex parented families are harmful to children, with a review of Australian and international research Dempsey, concluding that children in same-sex parented families do as well emotionally, socially and educationally as those in opposite-sex parented families.
Archived from the original on August 9, In Decembera group of Christian ministers filed a lawsuit alleging the state is violating the Tennessee Constitution by issuing marriage certificates to same-sex couples.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Understanding the Benefits of Marriage and Family Therapy. Footnote s : a Includes households in occupied private dwellings only. Information on people's sexual orientation was not collected in the Census. Student Wellbeing Hub This website promote more inclusive learning environments for young people.
Copyright information. It has information that can help same sex-attracted and gender-diverse people start their parenting journey, as well as information on legal rights and entitlements for diverse families. We are launching the new ABS website on 21 September Rainbow Tasmania This volunteer organisation supports rainbow families and is dedicated to achieving and maintaining inclusion and equity for rainbow people in Tasmania.
Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby This organisation works for and with the Victorian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer LGBTIQ community to end discrimination and to achieve equality and social justice. Frequently, gay and lesbian parented families will seek therapeutic help for guidance, support, and recognition that they may not be receiving from the broader social arena.
Queensland Diverse Voices This non-profit organisation has a peer-to-peer telephone and internet counselling service. The Australian Institute of Family Studies acknowledges the traditional country throughout Australia on which we gather, live, work and stand.
The findings and views based on these data are those of the authors and should not be attributed to either DSS or the Melbourne Institute. Nov 9, As a consequence, this continues to be considered a controversial area of research see Dempsey, Same-sex couples accounted for 0.