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Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

Larue4 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 11:10 AM
I beg to differ. A recent study has shown that children raised by gay parents, do substantially WORSE than those in intact two natural parent households. Check out the research on the Regenerus study. The gay community suppresses and ridcules these studies, but any parent knows that the only "winners" are the so-called gay parents and the real loosers are the children. Gay marriage is only about the selfish "rights" of the couples. To heck with the kids and the effects of this monstrosity on the most impressionable minds.
du2 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:45 PM
6. His so called research was some of the sloppiest and least aligned with comparisons to similar environments to MAKE it an accurate result. Probably because it wouldn't have aligned with his BIAS or that of who was paying him.
Get real, every time a TH anti gay commenter comes up with some research, it's ALWAYS from someone reported as either distorting and patching legit research, or using research with NO comparisons.
You're busted. Try again.
du2 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:41 PM
A recent study did NOT show that. Regnerus did several things no credible researcher would do.
1. His sample enclosed a person with a single ss encounter as gay
2. He didn't compare the children of gay parents who'd initially come from divorce, and only recently been in a ss relationship or short one, with the children of divorce and the girlfriends or boyfriends of their het parents in the same circumstance.
3. That alone isn't a comparable, causation study.
4. His sample didn't include gay parents who had ALWAYS been in an ss relationship and those children had been raised in that relationship from the beginning.
5. His sample didn't include gay parents with step or adopted children who might have been damaged from previous situations

NOTE: This is the sixth and final column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fifth column is available here.

Much of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage asks about societal harms. Many advocates of the change quickly dismiss the question and insist that a redefinition of marriage won’t hurt anyone. But that conclusion proceeds from a misperception about what marriage is—a failure to grasp marriage’s role as a public institution that shapes our thoughts and actions.

Marriage is not merely a legal arrangement that bestows various benefits and...