Resources

Resources on the Question of Same-Sex "Marriage"

 

GENERAL STUDIES

HOMOSEXUAL PARENTING

THE IMPORTANCE OF MOTHERS AND FATHERS

THE QUESTION OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES

 

THE EFFECT OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN EUROPE

 

SOME RELEVANT QUOTES

"Conservative" gay author and blogger Andrew Sullivan: "If nothing else were done at all and gay marriage were legalized, ninety percent of the political work necessary to achieve gay and lesbian equality will have been achieved. It's ultimately the only reform that matters." [Virtually Normal, 1985]

Same-sex "marriage" advocate Jonathan Rauch: "Let's be realistic, gay folks: marriage has been heterosexual since...forever. To denounce as bigots or haters those who are reluctant to change marriage's age-old boundaries -- even if they support civil unions, marriage in all but name -- is a moral overreach and a strategic blunder of the first order. We have enough enemies. Let's tone down the accusatory rhetoric before we alienate our friends." [January 24, 2009]

New York artist Maureen Mullarkey, famous for her depictions of gay pride events: "[M]arriage is the union of husband and wife - a premise so simple, so fundamental that nature and civilization itself both testify to the truth of it . . . Artists are not in the habit of imposing ideological conformity on one another or demanding it from others. Moreover, regard for individual gay persons does not require assent to a politicized assault on bedrock social reality and the common good." [AKA William (warning: potentially offensive photographs)]

Prof. A. Dean Byrd (past president of NARTH): "Regarding gender complementarity and child-rearing, tradition and science agree: mothers and fathers provide optimal development for children." [August, 2004]

Prof. Nicholas A. Cummings (former president of the American Psychological Association): "The APA's official endorsement of gay marriage, citing the flimsiest of research evidence, may have contributed to the escalating backlash against gay marriage. Does any serious scientist regard as evidence the following: loving relationships are mentally healthy, gay marriage is a type of loving relationship, therefore gay marriage is mentally healthy. Good grief! This statement is so elastic it could be stretched to justify polygamy, marriage to your own mother, or even your lovable pet dog." [August 12, 2006]

Dawn Stefanowicz: "What makes it so hard for a girl to grow up with a gay father is that she never gets to see him loving, honoring, or protecting the women in his life." [Out from Under]