Minnesota Equality Opponents Cite Flawed Gay Parenting Study

Over the past few months, Minnesota for Marriage has produced a series of videos called “Minnesota Marriage Minute” — none of which is only one minute long — to propagate random anti-equality talking points. The latest, Episode 34, highlights the very flawed Mark Regnerus gay parenting study, which drew unfair conclusions about same-sex parenting based on now-grown adults who weren’t actually raised in same-sex households. According to an internal audit by the academic journal that published the study, its results are “bullshit.” Plenty of studies have shown that gay and lesbian couples make excellent parents whose kids suffer no consequences because of the gender of their parents. Still, this is what conservatives are using to justify a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Watch the latest spot: