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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Topic - Mark Regnerus
A gay-parenting study condemned by gay activists is about to undergo more scrutiny: A Florida judge this week said internal emails related to the study must be turned over to a gay activist who is looking for evidence to have the study officially discredited and retracted.
A new study released earlier this month reinforces what social scientists have known for ages: Traditional families produce more stable children. According to the New Family Structures Study (NFSS), adults who grew up in a married-mom-and-dad family are better off than peers whose parents engaged in same-sex relationships.
Amid a firestorm of criticism over a pair of new studies on gay parenting, the world's largest organization of psychologists has affirmed its own position that sexual orientation is not a factor in parental fitness.
Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as — or maybe better than — married, mother-father parents.
Two studies released Sunday may act like brakes on popular social-science assertions that gay parents are the same as — or maybe better than — married mother-father parents.
Think you haven't heard of sexual economics? Listen to the pop culture.
Among young, single Americans, men still want sex and women still want love and commitment. But the rules of engagement have changed dramatically since the birth-control pill and these rules "clearly favor men," sociology professor Mark Regnerus told a think tank Tuesday.
Parents got some good news last week: A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more teens and young adults are choosing virginity over casual sex.
"Producers have to decide what is to become of their hobbled hit show 'Two and a Half Men.' Worry not, all you Jon Cryer fans, insiders are telling me that every effort is going to be made to continue without Charlie," writes Rob Shuter at Popeater.
Marriage is associated with wealth, health, longevity, happiness and sexual satisfaction, plus myriad benefits for children. Yet the nation's marriage rate keeps sliding downward.
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Mr. Regnerus said his findings contradicted the prevailing view that there are "no notable differences" for children if they have gay parents versus married heterosexual parents.
Thus, the "empirical claim" that there are no significant differences between gay parents and heterosexual parents "must go," wrote Mr. Regnerus.