If you are citing prop 8, I'm sure you read the studies that were brought up in the case that showed children brought up in a same sex household turned out as well as kids in an opposite sex household, and the pro prop 8 was unable to find any studies that showed otherwise?That testimony is summarized here. Those studies are limited, biased, and dubious for various reasons, such as those listed
I think that these studies should have been irrelevant to the case. The judges are not competent to understand them, and they certainly should not be making policy based on academic surveys by gay rights activists. Would they order polygamy legalized if some Moslem professors brought in some studies on the virtues of polygamy? Would black marriage be disallowed if some studies showed that blacks are lousy parents? Of course not.
There is much more solid evidence that kids do better with a mom and a dad. There are dozens of studies showing this, even after divorce. See the Bauserman 2002 review. But the family courts ignore this. They appoint so-called experts who make recommendations with no basis in science.
Another narrow-minded gay commenter tells me that I should not express my opinions, and cites this article:
"Imagine being a child living in a state with two parents in which, legally, only one parent is allowed to be their parent," Powell told LiveScience. "In that situation, the family is not seen as authentic or real by others. That would be the disadvantage."This is crazy. There are millions of American parents who are legally prevented from being parents to their kids. I am talking about real parents, not gay parent wannabes. Instead, this article complains about a few thousand non-parents who are allowed to act as parents, but who are seen as not authentic parents. In many cases, they are not the authentic parents, and they are usurping the roles of the real parents.