When Mark Regnerus released his study on same-sex parenting gay dads and lesbian moms children with a parent who had some point had a same-sex relationship, he promised us this:
The [New Family Structure Study] data is intended to be publicly accessible and will thus be made so with minimal requirements by mid-late 2012.
I’m writing this on November 10, and 2012 is 86% done. So where’s the data?
We have ample reason to ask. According to Regnerus, his study shows the harm of raising children in same-sex households, but he’s only given us limited descriptions of the data — and even that meager bit is enough to reveal that (by his own standards!) his research has little to say about same-sex parenting.
Regnerus has taken a lot of crap for this study, and taken even more for the way he’s framed it to the public. A true scientist’s best defense is to release his data and declare, See — I am vindicated! Failing to do so — especially after promising to do so — tells us something altogether different.
So, Professor Mark Regnerus: Where’s the data?
UPDATE: Many thanks to StraightGrandmother, who has pointed us to where the data will be available. Can’t wait to dig in! (yes, i’m a nerd)