After discredited researcher Mark Regnerus was eviscerated by a Michigan judge back in March, citations of his debunked study seemed to fade away. But yesterday the study was cited in the Liberty Counsel’s amicus brief in one of Florida’s marriage cases. And also yesterday there was this from NOM:
The study showed that there are “consistent differences among young adults who reported maternal lesbian behavior (and to a lesser extent, paternal gay behavior) prior to age 18.” Compared with children raised by their married biological parents, children raised in same-sex households are much more likely to have received welfare growing up, have lower educational attainment, report less safety and security in their family of origin, report more ongoing “negative impact” from their family of origin, are more likely to suffer from depression, and have been arrested more often. The study also showed that children of lesbian mothers are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance than children raised by their biological parents. Regnerus’s study shows clearly that the ideal home for a child is with his or her mother and father.