As It Turns Out, It Does Make a Difference

One key element in the national discussion about same sex-marriage has been its effect on children.  Gay marriage proponents have insisted that scientific studies lead to the irrefutable conclusion that children raised by same-sex couples do just as well as those raised in homes with a mom and a dad. That assertion is now being challenged by a vast new scientific study, conducted by Douglas W. Allen of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.   Utilizing a 20% sample of the 2006 Canada census, the study, "High School Graduation rates Among Children of Same-Sex Households," found that children living with gay and lesbian families in 2006 were about 65% as likely to graduate compared to children living in homes headed by married heterosexual couples. The previous body of research, consisting of about fifty studies, and heavily relied on by same-sex marriage activists, the media, and even Supreme Court jurists, suffers from serious drawbacks. This new...(Read Full Article)

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