Debating Marriage Equality [LM]
Tonight I debate Thomas Peters, the Communications Director for the National Organization for Marriage, which is the leading organization in America fighting to deny gay couples the same right to marry that heterosexual couples currently enjoy.
What possible reason — other than prejudice — could they have for requiring gay and lesbian Americans to suffer second-class citizenship?
Expect a lively debate!
Ned FlahertyApril 6th, 2013 4:47 pm
The Regnerus study has been widely discredited by professional experts since it was released in June 2012. The primary reason is that it never studied what it claimed to study: adult children of straight couples versus adult children of lesbian/gay couples. For the "straight" couples, the author used only intact, married couples who married early and never separated or divorced, but for the "lesbian/gay" couples, the author used only broken homes, and not necessarily even lesbian or gay. Because those two groups aren't what they were claimed to be, and thus can't be compared for the purposes claimed, no scientific conclusions can be drawn from the study.