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The American Psychological Association Refutes Mark Regnerus’ Anti-Gay Parenting Study

For those of you who missed it.

The American Psychological Association responded on its website earlier this week to University of Texas at Austin’s Mark Regnerus’ “New Family Structures” Study in which he states his findings conclude that gays and lesbians do not make good parents.

“On the basis of a remarkably consistent body of research on lesbian and gay parents and their children, the American Psychological Association and other health, professional, and scientific organizations have concluded that there is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation,. “That is, lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy environments for their children. This body of research has shown that the adjustment, development, and psychological well-being of children are unrelated to parental sexual orientation and that the children of lesbian and gay parents are as likely as those of heterosexual parents to flourish.”

Regnerus is  a “christian” teacher and reseracher who’s study was funded by the antigay Witherspoon Institute which has ties to the National Organization of Marriage.

The University of Texas at Austin continues to defend Regnerus and his work and refuses to fire Regnerus for releasing a fraudulent study.

So who to believe?

A bigoted anti-gay researcher in Texas or the American Psychological Association?


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