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Friday, September 21, 2012

John Corvino: "Do Children Need a Mother and a Father?"

Posted by on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

John Corvino's new series of YouTube videos is a godsend for supporters of marriage equality all over the country—but they're going to be particularly helpful for supporters of marriage equality in Washington state, Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota, all states where marriage is on the ballot this November. John Corvino's entire series of Marriage Equality videos is here. For more info about John go to his website.

 

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This one ran two days ago.....
Posted by and it hasn't gotten any better in 48 hours on September 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
John Corvino is my new internet cush. Say GOOD BYE Bobby Finger and Tyler Coates!! Hello Dr. John!!!! *swoon!!!*
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM · Report this
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Are we going to leave it up?
Cause our witty brilliance was deleted on Wednesday and we feel bad that Slog missed out......
Posted by spoiler alert- the whole series is HERE.... on September 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM · Report this
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Oops, wrong video! The "Do Children Need a Mother and Father?" video is here: http://youtu.be/BPWvKJZHTaM
Posted by Zuulabelle http://www.mellophant.com on September 21, 2012 at 10:51 AM · Report this
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"Do Children Need a Mother and a Father?"

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DECADES of social science show that married parents provide superior homes.

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There are very few
very tiny
very poorly constructed studies
comparing homosexual to heterosexual parenting.
those 'studies' are junk science advocacy parading as 'science'.

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the groups Corvino cites agreeing with him are Liberal advocacy groups. no. we don't believe them.

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the quarter million children being raised by homosexuals were not rescued from orphanages by heroic homosexuals as Jonny tries to make you believe.
they are the products of homes broken up by their biological homosexual parents. shame on you Jonny......
Posted by three heaping servings of BullShit a week is a bit much on September 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM · Report this
bgk 6
mmmm... tastes like Lawyers
Posted by bgk on September 21, 2012 at 11:02 AM · Report this
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@5 "DECADES of social science show that married parents provide superior homes."

I don't think you're proving the point you want to prove.
Posted by Lumpmoose on September 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM · Report this
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If "DECADES of social science show that married parents provide superior homes," that sounds, to me, like a good argument for allowing gay and lesbian couples with children to get married.
Posted by Clayton on September 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this
schmacky 9
His last point is the strongest...letting gays marry doesn't decrease the amount of children being raised by mother/father combinations! The entire argument is made moot just with that.
Posted by schmacky on September 21, 2012 at 11:29 AM · Report this
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oh, we see your confusion-
those DECADES of studies were examining heterosexual married couples.
Posted by . only on slog..... on September 21, 2012 at 12:17 PM · Report this
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@10 Were they examining Hindu couples? Because I have a political axe to grind with those guys (and gals).
Posted by Lumpmoose on September 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM · Report this
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The best part of these is the 15 seconds after the credits!
Posted by TominChicago on September 21, 2012 at 1:48 PM · Report this
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@5 so...if children suffer in non-two-parent-heterosexual households, should widows and widowers have their children taken away from them?
Posted by renemy on September 21, 2012 at 3:51 PM · Report this
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These are great. I wish I had the ability to produce such well-constructed arguments (about any subject). I remember Maggie Gallagher's videos on Andrew Sullivan's blog a few months ago, where the only thing she could do was say there was something "special" about heterosexual marriage, without ever being able to explain what that "special" thing was. John Corvino is performing a great public service in producing these videos.
Posted by moom on September 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
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that seems a little harsh, R enemy;

perhaps they will remarry.
Posted by but keep thinking! it is good for you... on September 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM · Report this
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John Corvino has become the new gay man of my dreams. (I won't tell you who he displaced.)
Posted by crone on September 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this
venomlash 17
@5: There isn't much evidence about gay parenting and straight parenting as compared to each other. Do you know how to construct a proper null hypothesis?
Posted by venomlash on September 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM · Report this

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