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Gallagher Can’t Believe Children Do Well In Same-Sex Headed Households

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher may want to learn to read. Recently, at the National Review, she wrote a screed attacking the American Academy of Pediatrics for their endorsement of same-sex marriage. Gallagher whines about the fact that the AAP ignores four studies while not providing any studies that show that children raised by same-sex couples do well. She wrote:

There are at least four reviews or studies in peer-reviewed literature that contest the claim that children do equally well with same-sex parents. (Regnerus, Marks, Sirota, Allen). None of which are mentioned by the American Academy of Pediatricians in their endorsement of gay marriage. They cannot cite a single scientific study in a peer-reviewed journal showing children with gay parents are better off if their parents are considered legally married. None of this matters. How serious are we about children’s well-being in this country?

Oh, Maggie, actually the AAP cites sixteen studies about children in same-sex families doing just well. They’re footnotes 21 through 37 in case Ms Gallagher needs to take a closer look at this article.

What is more, they actually do cite Regnerus and Marks. However, I couldn’t even find the other two. The only Sirota I could find is very liberal.

What the AAP noted about Regnerus is:

Parents who were said to have had a same-gender relationship were categorized as lesbian or gay parents, although their sexual orientation was not directly determined. In comparison with those who did not report that a parent had had a same-gender relationship, a number of adverse outcomes were identified, including being on public assistance, being unemployed, and having poorer educational attainment. Extensive critique of this study39–44 has pointed out that:

 It is well known that family instability, and in particular divorce, is a risk factor for children,45,46 and almost all of the respondents whose parent had had a same gender relationship had also experienced the divorce of their parents.
 These data reflect an era when stigmatization and discrimination toward same-gender couples and their children were strong and were likely to have contributed to less-than-optimal child-rearing environments.40
 Respondents were certainly not children “raised by” lesbian or gay parents, because only half were living with these parents, and the sexual orientation of the parents was not determined.41,42
 The great variability in the form and characteristics of both same gender and heterosexual relationships, combined with the small number of those relationships, even in a large data set like this one, makes it impossible to sort out true evidence of causality.43

So, Maggie, would you please consider taking some remedial reading comprehension courses? It seems like you just don’t want to give up on the myth of how you’re protecting children because, honestly, what you’re doing is hurting children over and over again. You might as well be putting their little bodies on the rack and torturing them.

But, I forgot, that is your MO isn’t it?

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3 Responses to Gallagher Can’t Believe Children Do Well In Same-Sex Headed Households

  1. The Big Crocodile

    March 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Maggie Gallagher is a mercenary who causes hurt and harm to others for no other reason then it makes her money…. She is no better then the Dogs of War in Africa who do the same for a highest bidding thug dictator.

  2. Scott Rose

    March 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Gallagher lies as a matter of course. She is as dishonest a heterosupremacist as you will ever find. She read the AAP document, but was counting on her National Review readers not to read it. She is deliberately inciting to heterosupremacist anti-gay bigot actions, knowing that she is not telling the truth. She is vile.

  3. Mykelb

    March 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Why not???? She has a make believe skydaddy and that’s pretty unbelievable.