Same-sex Parenting

A gay dispute over same-sex parenting

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 March 2015
Gay Italian fashion label duo are the latest critics of gay parenting.

Mum and dad adoption preferred, Irish poll shows

David Quinn | 24 February 2015
But new legislation in Ireland puts single and same-sex parenting on the same level.

Are the kids really all right?

Michael Cook | 07 October 2014
Proof there is "no difference" between same-sex and conventional parenting is a long way off, despite what judges say.

A deeply amoral defence of same-sex marriage

Michael Cook | 10 September 2014
Arguments used by Richard Posner, one of America's most famous jurists, could be turned on democracy itself.

Faring well? Convenient findings about same-sex parenting

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 July 2014
Despite the hype about a Melbourne study it cannot tell us whether the kids are all right.

Are gays’ brains better than mothers’ brains?

Kelly Bartlett | 02 June 2014
A recent study raises more questions than it answers.

Nabisco: Sex discrimination is ‘wholesome’

Kelly Bartlett | 08 April 2014
Excluding mothers isn’t wholesome; it's halfsome.

Protect trees - but not the family tree?

Helena Adeloju | 09 January 2014
Donor dads, same-sex parents... What about the child's right to know her heritage?

Family tree-lopping

Kelly Bartlett | 05 November 2013
What happens when women are excluded from reproduction because of same-sex marriage?

So much for the rights of the child

Blaise Joseph | 14 July 2013
A case in Canada this week has highlighted the concerns surrounding same-sex marriage and parenting.

Where would children come from in male same-sex marriages?

Blaise Joseph | 22 June 2013
Two men having a child means surrogacy. And a new study indicates that surrogacy is harmful to children’s emotional health.

Australian study on same-sex parenting questioned

Blaise Joseph | 07 June 2013
A recent study in Australia has found that children thrive with same-sex parents. But how reliable is this research?

The marriage of two men means a motherless child

David van Gend | 05 June 2013
I write as a family doctor for whom the question of same-sex marriage centres on one fact: that the marriage of two men means a motherless family.

Mother’s Day and same-sex parenting

Blaise Joseph | 13 May 2013
Can we celebrate motherhood and still support denying children the right to a mother?

Thank you for your testimony, Miss Evans

Michael Cook | 30 March 2013
An 11-year-old gives an excellent summary of what every child deserves: a Mom and a Dad.

Re-examining a controversial gay parenting study

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 November 2012
No, not Mark Regnerus' one this time, but one finding no statistically significant difference between same-sex and opposite sex outcomes.

“Without nature, the little children suffer”

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 November 2012
Yes, and that includes what is rightfully theirs according to human nature.

“Minorities Anti-Defamation Professional”: nice work if you can get it

Michael Cook | 03 August 2012
It’s not often that one discovers an entirely new profession. But I can proudly announce that I have spotted one in the wild. Herewith my contribution to the taxonomy of employment: a “Minorities Anti-Defamation Professional”.

Regnerus defends his study

Michael Cook | 03 August 2012
Here’s a video interview with the mastermind behind a dark plot to discredit gay parenting, Mark Regnerus, of the University of Texas at Austin. Actually, he doesn’t seem excessively evil. Actually, he sounds rather sensible. Actually, maybe he is not a “disgusting bigot” after all. What do you think?

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