Thursday, April 11, 2013

[USA] - Mark Regnerus, University Of Texas Professor, Wades Further Into Gay Marriage Debate - Huffington Post

Sofia Resnick writing on the Huffington Post writes further on Mark Regnerus, the slimey so-called "researcher" linked to anti-gay groups in the USA who published "that" discredited and shoddy study on GLBTI parenting ("New Family Structures Study").  An interesting read.

[Source: Huffington Post]

The University of Texas professor behind the controversial study that became instant fodder for gay-marriage foes wades further into the debate

WASHINGTON -- “You are a researcher, not an advocate. You are simply reporting on what the data tells us.”

This is the first in a long list of media-training guidelines drafted for sociologist Mark Regnerus in preparation for last year’s release of his findings of the infamous “New Family Structures Study,” a flawed, politically motivated study that suggests that children of gay parents experience more unfavorable outcomes compared to children of heterosexual, married parents.

The guidelines instructed the University of Texas at Austin associate sociology professor to focus on the science of his study and to emphasize his apolitical views. Regnerus echoed many of these talking points when his study was first released, taking pains to maintain a neutral front on the gay-marriage debate. He stated in his papers and in interviews that the study was not about gay marriage or even about gay parenting. Regnerus continues to try to appear neutral on these issues in media interviews, recently telling The New York Times’ Bill Keller that, concerning gay marriage, his study “paints the reality of people’s lives as fairly complicated.”

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[Source: Huffington Post]

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