Five Things News Outlets Should Know About The Newest Same-Sex Parenting Study

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Posted on June 12, 2012 - 12:50pm by nadine.


Conservatives are abuzz over a new study on same-sex parenting slated to appear in the July issue of Social Science Research. According to the study’s lead investigator, associate sociology professor Mark Regnerus, children of heterosexual married parents score better on a number of measures of social, emotional, and relationship outcomes than the children of same-sex parents. Anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Family Research Council (FRC), along with conservative news outlets like National Review Online and The Washington Times, are hailing the study as proof of the dangers of same-sex parenting.

In reality, the study suffers from a number of serious methodological flaws, and the political motivations of its backers should raise concerns about the survey’s findings. 


Anonymous (not verified) says:

August 31, 2012 - 9:06am

What about the political motivations of your outfit. How about some facts on what was flawed?

Lisa Schwartz (not verified) says:

September 19, 2012 - 7:19pm

Where are the 5 things news outlets should know? Im sure the study is BS but I sure would like to see the details. Thanks, Lisa


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