Well, the article is pointing out the hand-wringing about the study, rather than the study itself - which was my intent. The study <IS> valid, it's just that it's being angrily attacked by pro-queer-marriage advocates who are busily fabricating both claims that it's junk science, and junk science that "disproves" the study.Well, the issue of equating a couple that gets divorced because of a one time same sex encounter to a stable *** couple is a good point. of course parents that break up are worse than parents who don't. someone should take their data and reclassify everything into more categories.It kind of goes without saying that when you're raised in a family which society generally considers 'perverse', you're going to have a slightly harder childhood than if you are raised in a traditional family. IIRC, the study doesn't properly consider single-parent households, which would be more enlightening but even more Politically Incorrect.
straight stable couples
*** stable couples
all divorced couples (maybe break out some categories here)
single parent mother
single parent father
that would be more enlightening. Not that the study should matter. if a *** couple wants to raise a kid, you shouldn't make that illegal. Even if there is some significant difference (and I'm not sure there would be), two parents that go through all the process to adopt are going to be better for the kid than a foster home or a single parent.
Yes, i'm sure kids with two mommies or two daddies would get teased about it, but really, who didn't get teased as a kid about something or another? Heck, my friends still rag on each other about basically everything.
I know, and it's stupid. It's bad tactics. You're giving your opponent more press, and then a chance to do something "redeeming". F that. If you're a dem, and your opponent says something about *** marriage, you don't let them off the hook by demanding an apology, you say, this guy wants to deny gays X, Y & Z. Polls show the public has flipped on this and now favor civil unions. they should pound away at that the way the GOP pounded away at "you didn't build that".You don't get that part, obviously. For the Progressives in particular, forcing an apology is of paramount importance - remember the recent treatment of B00sh? Obama's damn well never going to apologize for anything he's said or done...
I have yet to hear an argument for banning same sex marriage that isn't rooted in either a religious viewpoint or the gays make me uncomfortable standpoint. it's always one or the other.Ah, jeez. And people make fun of my fixation about Commies?
i long ago rejected the "icky" argument. remember Dondrei? he was straight, but very much into things that were "icky". should they have banned him from marrying? All that's left is God told me this was a bad idea. You know what I think of that.