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The proposition 8 definition of “marriage” was misguided and led to its demise

Gibson, Kyle (2014) The proposition 8 definition of “marriage” was misguided and led to its demise. LSE American Politics and Policy (08 Jan 2014). Website.

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One common argument against gay marriage, most famously used to defend California’s now defunct Proposition 8, is that marriage exists solely for a couple to have and raise children, thereby implying that biological parents are best for child welfare. Using his research into adopted parenting outcomes, Kyle Gibson argues that same-sex couples actually make excellent parents because they must put additional thought and effort into getting children in the first place. He concludes that if the advocates of Proposition 8 are truly concerned with reproduction and childrearing, they are left without a valid argument.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 09:51
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2021 23:18

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