The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on the issue of same-sex marriage. While the debate over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage can be viewed from many perspectives, there should be little debate about the effects it has upon children: Same-sex marriage deliberately deprives the child of a mother or a father, and is therefore harmful. The College has sought to defend the child’s position in this debate from an objective, scientific standpoint. Below you will find convincing evidence of the fundamental value of the married, father-mother family unit to the optimal development of the child.
- Marriage and the Family
- Defending Traditional Marriage for the Well-being of the Family and the Child
- Marriage Rights for Homosexual Couples
- Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time For Change?
Amicus Briefs by The College on Marriage and the Family
- Amicus Brief: Perry v Schwartzenegger in Prop 8, California, 2010
- Amicus Brief: Donaldson v Montana, Supreme Court of Montana, 2012
- Amicus Brief: Windsor v U.S., U.S. Court of Appeals, New York, 2012
- Amicus Brief: Golinski vs US Office of Personnel and Management, U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2012
- Amicus Brief: Welch vs Gov Brown of Calif, #2, U.S. Court of Appeals, California 2014
- Amicus Brief: Obergefell vs Hodges, and Appendix, Supreme Court, re: Same-sex Marriage, 2015
Research on Marriage and the Family
- How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study by Mark Regnerus
- Same-Sex Parenting and Child Outcomes by Loren Marks
- Emotional Problems among Children with Same-sex Parents by Donald Paul Sullins
- Benefits of Family for Children and Adults
Visit the Same-Sex Marriage page on the College website for more information.