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Proposition 8 trial turns its attention to children
A witness for opponents of the gay marriage ban says children of same-sex couples are not more likely to be maladjusted. The measure's legal team cites a contradictory study. Reporting from San Francisco - The well-being of children reared by same-sex couples dominated the federal trial over Proposition 8 on Friday as the measure's proponents attacked studies that showed children of lesbians and gays fare well. Lawyers for two gay couples challenging Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage called to the stand Michael Lamb, head of Cambridge University's Department of Social and Developmental Psychology. Lamb reviewed about 100 studies that compared children of gay families to those reared by heterosexual couples. "The evidence makes clear that having a gay and lesbian parent does not make children more likely to be maladjusted," Lamb testified. Read more here.