NCFR Board of Directors' statement on child well-being, same-sex parenting, and marriage

On Nov. 8, 2013, at the annual meeting, the NCFR Board of Directors made the following statement (revised Nov. 23, 2015):

The NCFR Board of Directors is in agreement with the position outlined in the recent American Sociological Association amicus brief on same-sex parenting. We concur that there is no clear and compelling evidence that being raised by same-sex parents is harmful to children. Moreover, because children thrive in stable families, and because marriage helps to stabilize unions, the well-being of children is enhanced when same-sex parents have access to marriage and all of its social and legal benefits and protections.