No Difference?: An Analysis of Same-Sex Parenting
George W. Dent Jr.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
May 20, 2011
Ave Maria Law Review, Forthcoming
Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-11
The principal argument for traditional marriage is that it is uniquely beneficial to children. The campaign for same-sex marriage (“SSM”) denies this argument and claims that same-sex couples are just as good as other parents; there is “no difference” between the two. This article analyzes this claim and concludes that it is unsubstantiated and almost certainly false.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: biological family, traditional marriage, married biological parents, same-sex marriage, same-sex parents, children’s rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, children’s sexuality, durability and fidelity, assisted reproduction, adoption, parent and child
JEL Classification: K19
Date posted: May 31, 2011