I didn't need a study showing that kids are better off in a traditional family setting. But a study is nice because some people don't know and are persuaded that living the gay life style is just as good as living a hetero life style. I am sorry but this is just not so and this is yet one more study that shows it.
Personally, I do not support efforts to further involve the government in personal relationships by putting its seal of approval on same sex relationships by allowing such marriages. I would support the government rebranding its involvement in all relationships between men and women, men and men, and women and women as civil contracts or civil unions, and leave the term and implication of marriage to the religions, where it belongs.
That being said, the study that was the focus of the opening post is not a good weapon to use to oppose same sex marriage. On its face the only thing it shows is that children who are raised in stable heterosexual homes fare better than children who come from broken homes with the added factor that one parent was gay or lesbian. Duh. The study does not analyze how well children do who are raised in stable same sex households where the partners are married, nor could it, because same sex marriage has not been around long enough for there to adult children who have been raised in such a household. Nor does the study attempt to analyze how well children fare from broken heterosexual homes as opposed to broken homes where one parent was gay or lesbian. In future years, I suspect the most useful studies for either side will examine how well children fare from stable heterosexual homes as opposed to stable homosexual homes, though even such a study is problematic for the obvious reason that the child in the stable homosexual home will never be the biological offspring of the parents.
For me, it doesn't matter. I oppose same sex marriage on strictly religious grounds, and believe that if the voice of the people ever chooses to legitimize same sex marriage . . . well, see Mosiah 29:26-27.