Gay Marriage

Ronald Bailey Rounds Up Social Science Data on Same-Sex Marriage


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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging legal restrictions on same-sex marriage. Proponents and opponents sought to cudgel one another with sociological and psychological studies aiming to prove that science is on their side. In slightly different version of this article that originally appeared the Wall Street Journal's Ideas Market, Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey parses the data on same-sex marriage, divorce, children, and monogamy.