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Santorum: Children Not Raised By Mom And Dad Lead To Societal ‘Dysfunction’

By Igor Volsky on December 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

"Santorum: Children Not Raised By Mom And Dad Lead To Societal ‘Dysfunction’"

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Rick Santorum appeared on the Victory Sessions earlier this month and argued that children do best with a mother and father, a claim that has no empirical foundation. “Moms and dads are different, they bring different things to the equation with respect to raising their children,” he said, adding “[T]he fact that they don’t have any male role models, no idea what a normal relationship is with a man…the relationship you have with your daughter is very important in how they see men and their ability to be able attach and to love them…If there are no dads, there are no role models, we’re going to continue in great dysfunction.” A range of studies, however, including the the American Psychological Association, have concluded that beliefs that people of the same sex “are not fit parents have no empirical foundation.” In fact, a recent analysis found that the 2 million children who are currently living with LGBT parents are hurt not by having two moms or two dads, but by the social stigma and legal inequality that people like Santorum perpetuate. Listen to his remarks starting at 2:40:

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