University of Texas exonerates ‘gay-parenting-bad’ study authorBottom Highlights, Breaking News Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
The University of Texas has concluded that no formal investigation of the study methodology used by associate professor of sociology, Mark Regnerus, is warranted in regard to a controversial study he published in the journal, Social Science Research. The study indicates that children raised by gay parents experienced worse childhoods on average than children of married couples of the opposite sex, who were also their biological parents.
Assoc. Prof. Regnerus sent an email to the American-Statesman, an Austin newspaper, that he was pleased with the university‘s finding. “It was a thorough and fair process, and conducted professionally.”
Nevertheless, doubts remain in the minds of some of Regenerus’ peers, due to the fact that some of the study participants were paid by conservative, anti-LGBT-equality activist organizations, and because the journal in which the study was published has expressed strong misgivings about his methodologies. Social Science Research cited “serious flaws” in the peer-review process. Ultimately, the journal disavowed the study, saying it never should have published to the work.
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