John M. Becker

Regnerus Files Anti-Gay Brief in Louisiana Marriage Case

Filed By John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: gay marriage, junk science, Louisiana, Mark Regnerus, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, same-sex marriage

regnerus-angry.jpgYou'd think disgraced researcher Mark Regnerus's recent humiliation in Michigan -- where a federal district judge blasted his "expert" anti-equality testimony as "entirely unbelievable and unworthy of serious consideration" and slammed his "study" of same-sex parenting as a transparent right-wing hit job -- would have chastened him, but you'd be wrong.

This week, Regnerus and six other sociologists filed a friend-of-the-court brief in U.S. District Court in eastern Louisiana, arguing that that state's marriage discrimination amendment should be upheld and same-sex couples should remain barred from legal marriage... because children.

Relying on extremely outdated gender stereotypes and prominently citing Regnerus's junk-science "New Family Structures Study," the brief intentionally distorts the more than three decades of sociological research -- conducted by dozens of different scholars in dozens of different studies -- which overwhelmingly shows that kids raised by same-sex parents do just as well as those raised by opposite-sex parents.

It also robustly defends the integrity of Regnerus's work, despite its overwhelming rejection by the mainstream academic and scientific communities:


Looks like Mark Regnerus is hell-bent on taking his junk-science "study" in for a second opinion. Talk about a glutton for punishment!

A copy of the brief is after the jump, via Equality Case Files.

2:13-cv-05090 #91 by Equality Case Files

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