Saturday, July 28, 2012
On the phone, Mark Regnerus sounds a little shellshocked. Professional sociologists hardly ever sound shellshocked.
“I knew it would be controversial,” he says. “But this is worse than I ever could have imagined.”
It refers to a scholarly paper Regnerus published last month. This is the hell that broke loose as a result.
Regnerus is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas. His paper, appearing in the journal Social Science Research, carried the title “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study,” which is not a lapel-grabber. The subject was “gay parenting.”
This is a must-read. Shocking but not surprising. --TS