Franks Lies About Same-Sex Parenting

Franks Lies About Same-Sex Parenting June 2, 2016

Trent Franks, one of the few members of Congress who can give Louis Gohmert a run for his money for sheer stupidity, went on the Family Research Council’s radio show and flat out lied, claiming that “all of the research” shows that children of same-sex parents do worse than those of opposite-sex parents.


Last week, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., stopped by the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch” radio program to discuss the recent fight in the House of Representatives over LGBT nondiscrimination rules for federal contractors.

Franks linked the issue to the debate over marriage equality, claiming that “all of the research shows” that children of opposite-sex parents perform better “on every measureable metric” than those raised by same-sex couples.

“There is no doubt whatsoever that whether it’s caused by divorce or lack of marriage or same-sex marriage, whatever it is, whenever a child is not in a mother-father family, traditional family, they have some odds stacked against them in many areas.”

The exact opposite of the truth. All of the research points in the other direction. The only real exception is the now-infamous Regnerus study, which did not compare same-sex parents to opposite-sex parents at all.

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