Round-Up: Op-Eds & Reactions to the New Family Structures Study


Here are some helpful links going into more depth and examining the implications of the two landmark studies that were released earlier this week.

Be sure to first to check out a new website on the New Family Structures Study, including links to Mark Regnerus’ and Loren Marks’ studies as well as the three scholarly comments on those studies. The website also has helpful tools for easily comparing outcomes among the different family structures studied:

Here are the reactions and op-eds:

  • Supreme Court Take Notice: Two Sociologists Shift the Ground of the Marriage Debate by Matthew Franck (Public Discourse)
  • Are Gay Parents Worse Parents? by Mona Charen (NRO)
  • The Kids Aren’t All Right: New Family Structures and the “No Differences” Claim by Ana Samuel (Public Discourse)
  • The Regnerus Debate: Most gay-parenting studies are long on bias and short on hard data by Douglas Allen (NRO)
  • A Liberal War on Science: Don’t bury Mark Regnerus’ study of gay parents. Learn what it can teach the left and right by William Saletan (Slate)
  • New Research on Children of Same-Sex Parents Suggests Differences Matter by Christine Kim and Jennifer Marshall (Heritage’s The Foundry Blog)
  • Gay Parents and the Marriage Debate by Ross Douthat (New York Times)
  • Debate on a Study Examining Gay Parents by Benedict Carey (New York Times)
  • A Mom and a Dad Make a Difference by Kathryn Lopez (NRO)
  • Exposing the Schlock Social Science on Gay Parenting: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 by Ed Whelan (NRO’s Bench Memos)
  • Is Gay Parenting Bad for the Kids? Children of gay couples are disadvantaged – because of family instability by Charles Cooke (NRO)

Good weekend reading!