Letter - Antiquated ideas in marriage debateIn reference to the article “Marriage amendment’s split debate,” I’m not sure what research Chuck Darrell is talking about, maybe something from the 1950s?
To the editor:
In reference to the article “Marriage amendment’s split debate,” I’m not sure what research Chuck Darrell is talking about, maybe something from the 1950s? Most current research demonstrates what is well articulated in a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics: “A growing body of scientific literature demonstrates that children who grow up with one or two gay and/or lesbian parents fare as well in emotional, cognitive, social and sexual functioning as do children whose parents are heterosexual. Children’s optimal development seems to be influenced more by the nature of the relationships and interactions within the family unit than by the particular structural form it takes.”
I mean, if he wants me to take his argument seriously he’s going to have to do much better than referencing antiquated ideas and calling it research and statistics. Thinking the question of same sex marriages will be answered at the voting booth is as much a pipe dream as an honest politician.
What will happen, much like the miscegenation laws, is that it will eventually end up in the hands of the Supreme Court and with any luck the judges, like the nine “activist judges” before them that struck down the miscegenation laws in 1967, will for once and all put an end to the absurdity and uphold the rights of the individual.
There is much more I could say in the government intrusion of marriage that Mr. Darrell briefly mentioned reference to, but alas I am running out of space.
Long Prairie, MN