Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Parents Unnecessary, Homosexualists Argue in Court

Because the Bible has become irrelevant, and even despised in the media portrayal of America, to gain public favor, defenders of natural marriage often focus their arguments on the state's responsibility regarding children. In the on-going lawsuit to negate Michigan voters' marriage amendment, Gay Agenda advocates intend to dispel any notion that children need a mother and a father.

For background, read White House Says Kids Don't Need Mom, 2 Dads OK and also read Study: Lesbians Never Abuse Kids as well as Homosexual Judge Says Children Don't Need Parents

In addition, read the Harvard study: Demise of Natural Family Counters Upward Mobility

UPDATE 3/22/14: Suddenly, 'Gay Marriages' Commence in Michigan

-- From "Dueling experts debate data in Mich. gay marriage trial" by Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press 3/4/14

"Children born into a married couple have better outcomes right at the start of life. This gap has shrunk over time, but has continued to exist over decades," [Brigham Young University economist Joseph Price] said.

Children raised by married heterosexual parents, he said, are 35% more likely to be making normal progress in school than kids raised by same-sex couples.

"This is statistically significant," Price said, noting children of same-sex couples are also 15% more likely to be held back in school than children raised in traditional family settings.

Price contradicted the prior testimony of Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld, who last week said that children raised by same-sex parents suffer no disadvantage when compared with other kids, according to his research.

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From "Professor says Michigan should move slowly on gay marriage, cites his study of young adults" by Ed White, Associated Press 3/4/14

University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus testified for more than three hours as a witness for the state of Michigan, which is defending a ban on gay marriage. The constitutional amendment, approved by voters in 2004, is being challenged by two Detroit-area nurses [April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse] in a rare trial.

Regnerus was the leader of a study that screened thousands of people, ages 18 to 39, and found roughly 250 who said they grew up in a house where a mom or dad eventually had a same-sex relationship.

He found they were more likely to have problems — welfare dependence, less education, marijuana use — than young adults from stable families led by heterosexuals. But he later acknowledged that his study didn't include children raised by same-sex couples in a stable relationship.

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For background, read the Regnerus Study: Gay Parenting Harms Kids

From "Defense of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban rests on scholar scorned by peers" by Brian Dickerson, Detroit Free Press Columnist 3/4/14

On the day he debuted as the star witness in defense of Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, [Mark Regnerus,] a University of Texas sociologist was denounced by his employer for peddling junk science.

[In a statement, University of Texas sociology department chairwoman Christine] Williams noted that Regnerus’ conclusions about same-sex parents had been similarly rejected by the 14,000-member American Sociological Association, which decreed that Regnerus’ research was “fundamentally flawed on conceptual and methodological grounds.”

Under cross-examination Tuesday, Regnerus stoically acknowledged the sting of his peers’ disavowal.

“It’s regrettable,” he said, looking like the last kid left standing against the schoolhouse wall after his classmates had chosen teams for a pick-up game. “I guess they just want to distance themselves from me.”

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From "Statement from the Chair Regarding Professor Regnerus" by Christine L. Williams, University of Texas 3/3/14

Like all faculty, Dr. Regnerus has the right to pursue his areas of research and express his point of view.  However, Dr. Regnerus’ opinions are his own. They do not reflect the views of the Sociology Department of The University of Texas at Austin. . . . findings from Dr. Regnerus’ work have been cited inappropriately in efforts to diminish the civil rights and legitimacy of LBGTQ partners and their families.

The Sociology Department at The University of Texas at Austin . . . actively promotes and supports diversity among our faculty and student populations.

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For further background, read how activist judges across America are forbidding voters the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

And read Lawless Obama Administration: States Should Violate Oath for 'Gay Marriage'

Also read American Decline: Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians