No Difference?: An Analysis of Same-Sex Parenting

Ave Maria Law Review, Forthcoming

Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-11

25 Pages Posted: 31 May 2011  

George W. Dent Jr.

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: May 20, 2011

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

Dent, George W., No Difference?: An Analysis of Same-Sex Parenting (May 20, 2011). Ave Maria Law Review, Forthcoming ; Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1848184

George W. Dent Jr. (Contact Author)

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