Scientific bloggong Science 2.0, Kids Science zone, August 31, 2010
In nearly every discussion, debate or lawsuit about gay marriage, the talk at some point turns to family values.
Do gay couples make for good parents? Will their children â€“ whether adopted, conceived with the help of a surrogate or brought in from a pre-existing relationship â€“ adjust, adapt and succeed in a world dominated by traditional families?
The answers usually depend on who's giving them, and come dressed in anecdotes and colored by bias. But Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld brings something new to the conversation: facts and figures derived from the country's largest data bank â€“ the U.S. Census.
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