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 …
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Apr 16 2013
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.”
Jun 29 2012
A group of social scientists have released a defense of Mark Regnerus’ terrible study on gay parents, but that response only shows how bad the arguments in favor of the study are. Some of them, in fact, are astonishingly hypocritical. To wit:
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:
Jun 20 2012
I’m sure it will come as no surprise that the author of that terrible study on same-sex parenting is a fundamentalist Christian who has a long history of advocating anti-gay positions and advocating “covenant marriage.” Scott Rose has the details:
Jun 18 2012
I wrote the other day about that terrible new study that purports to show that the children of gay parents fare far worse than children of straight parents. The National Organization for Marriage is screaming the flawed study from the rooftops, but Alvin McEwen notes that NOM’s founder helped get the funding for the study:
Jun 14 2012
There’s a new study out that purports to compare the well-being of children raised by gay and straight parents, concluding that children of gay parents have more negative outcomes. But the study is little more than a bad joke. As John Corvino points out, it was clearly designed to compare apples to hand grenades and …