California Supreme Court recognizes same-sex marriage right

If you get Google alerts or some similar service, you already know that the California Supreme Court has issued a ruling recognizing a right to marriage for same-sex couples. From the San Diego Union-Tribune:The state Supreme Court struck down California's marriage law banning same sex couples from getting married in a historic decision Thursday that declared the law unconstitutional discrimination.The decision will surely touch off an impassioned political fight.The 4-3 opinion is … [Read more...]

Glenn Stanton and Patrick Chapman debate anthropological arguments

Not new news, but noteworthy nonetheless; Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family and anthropologist Patrick Chapman debate Glenn's recent article on marriage over at Box Turtle Bulletin.First Patrick Chapman had a go at the Stanton article that started the conversation and then Stanton had his turn.Followed by a lively and ongoing discussion... … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007

Since it was so much fun last year, I decided to compile a top ten list of stories of the year on the blog. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. The stories are arranged in the order of the interest they seemed to create here on the blog and elsewhere.1. APA Task Force on sexual orientation - I first reported here that the APA had convened a task force to review … [Read more...]

Same-sex marriage conversation: What do we know? Part 2

As Part 2 of my series on same-sex parenting research, I am posting the transcript of a presentation delivered at the Catholic University just over a year ago. A section on same-sex marriage was provided after Michael Bailey and prior to my speech at the same comference.(Quotes removed at the request of Brad Wilcox)Here is a more socially conservative scholar who comes to an assessment similar to Meezan and Rauch: we don't know much and not really enough.Some distinctions are arising … [Read more...]

Same-sex parenting: What do we know?

Comments on a recent post about an article in the Southern Poverty Law Center have drifted toward a discussion about same-sex parenting. Commenters noted that several professional associations (APA, Pediatrics group) have policies which endorse gay parenting. Other commenters have questioned the wisdom of such endorsements citing research based concerns.So here is the first of a multi-part series summarizing what I can find on the subject. I am not as aware of this literature as I am some … [Read more...]


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