Parenting is a complex task, one that doesn’t lend itself to easy generalizations. The theory seems to be that if, Since I can have a child, I must have the innate skills to know how to raise that child. Except that theory isn’t exactly based in logic or what we know about parenting from research. department of psychology at Clark University, that reviews more than 100 research studies about this very topic — how do children of lesbian mothers (mostly, as gay dads haven’t been studied as much) fare? Dr. Goldberg summarizes her findings — “These children do just fine.” She didn’t find any negative impact to children being raised in a gay household.