As the nation debates whether to institutionalize same-sex marriage, social scientists have been weighing in -- often with a heavy hand. As Mark Regnerus, author of a new study examining outcomes for children in a variety of home environments, notes social science regarding gay and lesbian parenting has swung from "presents challenges," to "no difference" to "superior" in the space of one decade. The American Psychological Association declared flatly in 2005 that, "Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents." That prompted skepticism from...
Consider an experiment observing two varieties of frog. One with red spots survives longer than the variety without spots. It doesn't matter what the reason is, and it doesn't matter if the samples are the same size. It could be because of a genetic defect or a disease, or something unknown. But the red spot frogs are going to survive longer, on average. And married mom and dad are going to be better parents, based on the criteria of the study.
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