Friday, September 23, 2005

Rauch & Meezan on Same Sex Parenting:

Check out this, what is certain to be a groundbreaking article on Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting,and America's Children by William Meezan and Jonathan Rauch.


Anonymous said...

Groundbreaking? Yes and no. Meezan and Rauch demonstrate that there is no scientific basis for claims that gay parenting is bad for kids, and I believe them when they say that future and better studies are not likely to provide any such basis. But as their article points out, that's not likely to make any difference to those whose objections to gay parenting and gay marriage are primarily moral rather than practical. Since it's likely to resonate mainly with the reality-based types who are already OK with gay marriage, the article is not likely to be "groundbreaking" in the sense of providing the needed political breakthrough.

I think the debate will be decided gradually, as existing gay married couples provide more and more anecdotal evidence that their existence does not harm others--and as their existence reframes the debate from preventing harm to paranoid straights to taking an existing benefit away from people.

Anonymous said...

Just a bit of that anecdotal evidence...

""Those are the same close-minded people who think we shouldn't have children to begin with.""

wlbcpa said...

Parenting - The toughest job in the wrold. Most of us have very little guidance when it comes to Parenting. We are not about to do it the same way our parents raised us. Parenting seems to be on the job training and you get to experiment.
Just two kids are alike.....and circumstances change....see what other parents are doing and saying. Parenting

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