Mark Regnerus testified as an expert witness in a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage and second parent adoption on Tuesday. It didn’t go well. On the same day he testified, his department at UTexas released a statement distancing themselves from his atrocious study. And it didn’t hold up well under cross examination.
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Mar 07 2014
Feb 24 2014
Mark Regnerus, the sociologist behind the thoroughly debunked study of gay parenting, gave a talk at Franciscan University in Ohio recently where he claimed that the acceptance of same-sex marriage will give straight men the excuse to cheat on their wives and demand anal sex.
Feb 10 2014
A set of plaintiffs in Michigan who are challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption have filed a brief asking the court to disallow the testimony of Mark Regnerus as an expert in the case, citing the many methodological problems in his famous study of gay parenting (which wasn’t really about gay …
Nov 17 2013
After the publication of Mark Regnerus’ absurd and much-criticized study on gay parenting last year, a Florida man named John Becker filed a request under the Florida Public Records Act to get documents related to how it got published by the University of Central Florida (the editor of the journal the study was published in …
Jun 06 2013
The Ruth Institute, the “think tank” associated with the National Organization for Marriage, held their annual “It Takes a Family to Raise a Village” conference for students last weekend. The College Fix, a conservative student news site, has a report on some of the weird claims being made there. Some of the framing being used …
May 30 2013
Mark Regnerus, the University of Texas sociology professor who authored a widely panned study on same-sex parenting that would likely get failed if a grad student were to propose such a study for a thesis, has spent a lot of time pretending to be just a truth-seeking researcher following the evidence where it leads (indeed, …
Apr 16 2013
My former colleague at the American Independent News Network, Sofia Resnick, has been doing a lot of digging into that now-infamous parenting study by Mark Regnerus that is now being cited widely by the religious right against same-sex marriage. And she’s been finding some very interesting things. A month ago she reported that the study …
Aug 01 2012
The journal Social Science Research has conducted an internal investigation of that terrible Mark Regnerus study on gay parents, and of the process by which it was approved for publication, and is going to essentially retract its publication and admit that the study is crap and should never have been approved.
Jul 03 2012
The heat continues to build in response to the very bad study on same-sex parenting done by Mark Regnerus. Now a group of some 200 scholars have signed on to a letter to the editor of Social Science Research, the journal that published the study, pointing out the flaws and ethical lapses of the research.
Jul 01 2012
Equality Matters takes a look at that group of social scientists tried — and failed — to defend the legitimacy of the Mark Regnerus study on same-sex parenting. Equality Matters takes a look at who those people are, with entirely unsurprising results.
Jun 28 2012
Scott Rose has filed an ethics complaint against Mark Regnerus, the author of the highly dishonest “study” on gay parents, and written a letter to the University of Texas detailing the ethical and scientific problems with that study. You can read the full letter here. A sample:
Oct 20 2013
On Wednesday, I was really hoping that my birthday present would be a ruling from a federal court in Detroit striking down Michigan’s law banning same-sex marriage. But the judge decided not to rule on the cross motions for summary judgment and to set a schedule for trial instead. The trial will begin on Feb. …
Oct 15 2013
On the heels of Mark Regnerus’ atrocious study of gay parents we have another one, from Canadian economist Douglas Allen. Philip Cohen, a sociologist from the University of Maryland, calls the results of the paper “meaningless” and details all the reasons why on his website analyzing the paper. A couple of the criticisms:
Sep 02 2013
I mentioned recently the lawsuit challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage and adoption, in which a friend has submitted an amicus brief. The Michigan Catholic Conference also submitted a brief in the case and unwittingly provided an argument for marriage equality:
Apr 10 2013
The LA Times has an article about the claims by three conservative justices during oral argument in the marriage equality cases that same-sex parenting is some brand new phenomenon and there is disagreement on whether it’s good for children. And the article notes that those justices are ignoring the findings of the lower court: