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 …
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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:
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 …
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:
Mar 29 2013
During the oral argument on the Prop 8 case, Justice Scalia trotted out the tired old “gosh, this same-sex marriage stuff is so new that we have no idea what effect it will have” argument and he claimed that this was a matter of some controversy among sociologists.
Mar 06 2013
The American Sociological Association has filed a brief in the Prop 8 case before the Supreme Court that slams the now-infamous Regnerus study on same-sex parenting. You can read the full brief here. There were two main problems with that study, both of which seriously undermine the validity of the conclusions Mark Regnerus reached and …
Nov 12 2012
Here’s how you do a real study on gay parenting. You take a good sized sample of actual families headed by gay couples (all women, in this case) and you follow them over a long period of time to see how they do. And one such longitudinal study has confirmed what many other previous studies …
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 30 2012
Steve Crampton and Harry Mihet of Liberty Counsel sing the praises of that abysmal Mark Regnerus study on gay parenting and claim that “true science” will always “reinforce and strengthen what the Scripture tells us from the start.”