Same-sex Parenting

Swept under the carpet

Michael Cook | 23 September 2015
Pioneering research into same-sex parenting has been ignored.

Highly publicised but tragically flawed

Andrew Mullins | 09 September 2015
Another study falsely claims that there is an ‘overwhelming consensus’ on same-sex parenting.

Fact-checking the fact-checkers

Paul Sullins | 28 August 2015
Do children do best when they have a father and a mother? The Conversation says No. An American expert says Yes.

Australia presses pause button on same-sex marriage

Michael Cook | 13 August 2015
A referendum is possible, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Is marriage evolving? Or being dismantled?

Anthony Fisher | 28 July 2015
Are sceptics of redefining marriage really on the wrong side of history?

MercatorNet contributor targeted by activists

Michael Cook | 02 June 2015
David van Gend's surgery in Toowoomba was vandalised over his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Same-sex parenting studies: the re-analysis scoreboard

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 May 2015
Then there's the four top “no difference” studies based on corrupt data...

From friends of the Court: Does marriage have a public purpose?

Jennifer Roback Morse | 22 April 2015
A terrific explanation of how marriage attaches a man and a woman to their children.

In ‘Modern Families’ mother and father are no longer necessary

Philippa Taylor | 14 April 2015
A new British book challenges conventional notions of family structure.

Who will apologise to the ‘Motherless Generation’?

David van Gend | 30 March 2015
And why did a TV network refuse to run this innocuous advertisement?

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.

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