It compared outcomes for adults with a parent who had had a same-sex relationship, with outcomes for adults raised by still-married, heterosexual couples who were biologically related to their children. There has been comparatively little research on families in which both parents are men.
In some respects, the focus on family values is a distraction. The aspect of the family that children's rights undermines, in particular, is parental control. But in more recent series there is a mixture of both fixed homosexual identities, and suggestions that these are fluid, and homosexual desire can cut across them.
There has been comparatively little research on families in which both parents are men. Positives and negatives of same sex marriage in La Trobe Regnerus study … did not specifically examine children raised by same-sex parents, and provides no support for the conclusions that same-sex parents are inferior parents or that the children of same-sex parents experience worse outcomes.
Same-sex couples have all the same obligations as married couples — to pay taxes, child support and so on. Yet as Gore Vidal once said, the only people left who believe in marriage are homosexuals, and who am I to deny them that pleasure? And allowing same-sex marriage in Australia will not introduce new relationships or new child-rearing arrangements.
The recently formed Marriage Alliance is a leading Australian anti-same-sex marriage lobby group. By expert name By keyword.
Con 7 Gay marriage is contrary to the word of God and is incompatible with the beliefs, sacred texts, and traditions of many religious groups. Con 2 Marriage is for procreation and should not be extended to same-sex couples because they cannot produce children together. Turabian 8th ed.
Edit: I still put negatives up.
Pro 10 Gay marriage bans cause humiliation and uncertainty for children being raised by same-sex couples. The Australian Marriage Forum ad reiterates that they oppose the "usurping of parental authority". You might think same-sex marriage has taken a long time to land in your letterbox.
The authors noted that differences in child well-being were largely due to socioeconomic circumstances and family stability. This article first appeared in The Conversation.