Gay parenting studies disputed by association

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But other observers said the Regnerus and Marks studies challenge “gay orthodoxy.”

At National Review Online, Ed Whelan wrote a three-part series praising the new studies for challenging “the schlock social science on gay parenting.”

At Heritage Foundation, Jennifer Marshall and Christine Kim wrote that “At present, far too little is known about this new household form into which activist courts are pushing America - and much of what has been presented to date gives an inaccurate picture of the reality that children of same-sex parenting have experienced.”

Gay-rights supporters further pounced on the conservative funding sources for the Regnerus study, asserting that anti-gay groups had found a way to concoct data to their liking.

A Witherspoon Institute spokeswoman said Wednesday that the institute - which has now launched a website for NFSS - had “no say” about the design, research or findings in the Regnerus study. “We basically put the money down and then we took our hands off,” said Ana Samuel.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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