Mark Regnerus is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of "How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study," published in the July 2012 issue of Social Science Research.
The claim that there are no differences in outcomes for children living in same-sex households arises from how scholars collect, analyze, and present data to support a politically expedient conclusion, not from what the data tend to reveal at face value.
Date posted: 2016-11-04
Before the year 2000, no US state recognized same-sex marriage. By 2015, it was legal throughout the US and most of Western Europe. Before 2015 most Americans knew nothing about transgender issues.
Date posted: 2016-06-23
The social science on same-sex households with children isn't settled. It's just plain unsettling.
Date posted: 2016-05-13
Published research employing the New Family Structures Study (NFSS), the ECLS (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study), the US Census (ACS), the Canadian Census, and now the NHIS all reveal a comparable basic narrative, namely, that children who grow up with a married mother and father fare best.
Date posted: 2015-05-12
Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it's reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions.
Date posted: 2014-09-23
Think that legalizing same-sex marriage won't affect its supporters' moral standards? Think again.
Date posted: 2014-08-30
A new academic study based on the Canadian census suggests that a married mom and dad matter for children. Children of same-sex coupled households do not fare as well.
Date posted: 2014-01-09
The sexual permissiveness of men will emerge a winner in the contest of ideas as same-sex marital norms begin to shape the larger institution of marriage.
Date posted: 2013-07-19
Our language about sexuality is dominated by public health, with its talk of risk, "protection," health, choice, and rights. In so doing we scoff at babies--the crowning glory of human creativity--and where they come from.
Date posted: 2013-07-19
Young adult men's support for redefining marriage may not be entirely the product of ideals about expansive freedoms, rights, liberties, and fairness. It may be, in part, a byproduct of regular exposure to diverse and graphic sex acts.
Date posted: 2013-02-12