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Institute releases report highlighting same-sex couples, kids

A New York-based adoption institute has released a report examining same-sex couples raising children in the U.S.

“Expanding Resources for Children III: Research-Based Best Practices in Adoption by Gays and Lesbians,” was issued October 20 by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and David M. Brodzinsky. Brodzinsky is the institute's research and project director.

Among other recommendations, the Adoption Institute says there should be advocacy for same-sex marriage laws.

“The social institution of marriage brings clear long-term psychological (and other benefits) to children;

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