A British government adviser has announced, "Lesbians make better parents than a man and a woman," reports the Daily Mail.
Professor Stephen Scott, the director of research at the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners, said evidence indicates that children raised by gay women are more successful as adults.
Scott's conclusions were based on research from Birkbeck College in London and Clark University in Massachusetts, which suggests that children brought up by female couples are less likely to be confined by traditional gender roles.
The evidence suggests such children are more likely to aspire to professions that were traditionally considered male.
The reports also indicate that boys and girls brought up by lesbians are no more likely to be homosexual than the children of heterosexual parents.
The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners was set up by the government's Department for Children, Schools, and Families to aid parents with techniques in rearing children.
Scott's statement came during an event hosted by the think tank Demos.