Vermont Commission Makes No Recommendation

Timothy Kincaid

April 21st, 2008

The Vermont Legislature has commissioned an effort to determine the thoughts of citizens about civil unions. Recognizing that their opinions are a small minority, anti-gays refused to be part of the process. Consequently, the report, released today, mostly reflects an attitude that civil unions should be upgraded to marriage.

The report will not answer the ultimate question regarding gay marriage. “That’s a decision for Vermont’s elected officials,” says Little. Public testimony, however, has been overwhelmingly in support of the change.

Due to the presidential election, it is not expected that action will be taken until next year.

Joel

April 22nd, 2008

““The commission attempted to make a claim that children being raised in a home with same-sex parents do as well as children being raised by their biological, married parents,” she said. “But there is no evidence to back that up.” ”

How true is this statement with regards to the commision?

Timothy Kincaid

April 22nd, 2008

Who are you quoting, Joel? It sounds like an anti-gay activist.

To date, the very limited comparisons between same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples have demonstrated that children do about as well in either family.

This is what the commission reported.

Anti-gays will use studies that compare single mothers to married couples (which do show that children in an intact family do better than those raised by one parent) and then extrapolate that to falsely claim that opposite sex married families are better for children than gay families.

It’s dishonest – and they know it – but they say it anyway. Sigh.

Joel

April 22nd, 2008

Don’t roll your eyes at this, but…

wait for it…

its from Citizenlink.

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