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Study finds same-sex couples spend more time with their kids than heterosexual couples

Deborah Gar Reichman, right, and Shelley Curnow, who are married, with their children Elinore, 2, and Felix, 6, in New York. Yana Paskova/The New York Times

With a Supreme Court decision on gay marriage looming, a new study shows that same-sex parents and heterosexual parents are about the same when it comes to the amount of “child-focused time” they put in each day. Kate Prickett and Alexa Martin-Storey, the researchers behind the study, found that there actually is a very small difference. Men in heterosexual couples spent less time with their children, dragging down the average somewhat. “If anything, the results show that same-sex couples are more likely to invest time in the types of parenting behaviors that support childhood development,” the researchers wrote in their report. On average, they found parents spend about 100 “child-focused” minutes with their kids per day.

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