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Debating Marriage Equality [LM]

April 3, 2013

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!

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  • Ned Flaherty April 6, 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.

  • Paul Mc Michael April 5, 2013 7:38 pm

    Peters completely misrepresents Regnerus study. He keeps referring to children raised by lesbian or gay parents. Only 2 or 3 out of hundreds of couples were raised from birth in the study.
    Apples and Oranges Thomas, apples and oranges. Not the same thing as children raised from birth. Demographics of the era of the cohort HUGELY important.
    Study author eschews conclusions that comment on the influence of parents orientation on child rearing. The clue is in the name. New Family Sturctures. Structures Thomas, not orientation.
    The least we could expect from Catholic was the truth.

  • ne1 April 4, 2013 7:04 pm

    oh come on Tim i thought he did a good job. didn’t hear the whole thing tho.

  • Tim April 4, 2013 10:08 am

    I’m gay and even I think you’re an ASSHOLE Mark.