George W. Dent


The principal argument for traditional marriage is that it is uniquely beneficial to children. The campaign for same-sex marriage (“SSM”) denies this argument and claims that same-sex couples are just as good as other parents; there is “no difference” between the two. This article analyzes this claim and concludes that it is unsubstantiated and almost certainly false.


biological family, traditional marriage, married biological parents, same-sex marriage, same-sex parents, children’s rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, children’s sexuality, durability and fidelity, assisted reproduction, adoption, parent and child

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Ave Maria Law Reviw

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No Difference?: An Analysis of Sam-Sex Parenting


10 Ave Maria Law Review 53 (2011)

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