The Best They’ve Got

If you follow the anti-gay, anti-marriage equality movement in its now rearguard fight against changing laws and norms across the country you’ll know they’ve been making a lot of hay about a study by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus purporting to show that the children of same sex relationships experience more key social and life challenges. But on the stand in a trial in Detroit yesterday he was forced to concede some pretty major defects in his study. Actually unbelievably major, like no apparent effort to control for stable heterosexual couples versus broken homes where the mother or father ended up in a same sex relationship.