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July 7, 2014 -- Children of same-sex parents are healthier and happier than children in the general population, a new study says.

Researchers surveyed 500 children of same-sex parents in Australia. About 80 percent of the youngsters had female parents and about 18 percent had male parents, the Washington Post reported.

The children with same-sex parents scored about six percent higher in areas such as general health and family unity, according to the University of Melbourne researchers.

"It's often suggested that children with same-sex parents have poorer outcomes because they're missing a parent of a particular sex. But research my colleagues and I published in the journal BMC Public Health shows this isn't the case," lead researcher Simon Crouch wrote on the Conversation, the Post reported.

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