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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

Posted by Dan Savage on Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Yesterday Obama said that listening to his kids talk about their friends with same-sex parents helped bring him around on the issue of marriage equality. Parenting expert Bristol Palin weighs in:

While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that—as great as her friends may be—we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.

Studies don't show that kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Studies show that kids generally do better growing up in two-parent homes—you know, the kind of home that Bristol Palin isn't providing for her child.

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