During Wednesday morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on legislation to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act Senator Al Franken (D-MN) called out Focus on the Family’s Tom Minnery for distorting a Health and Human Services study Minnery said showed that opposite-sex parents make for the best families.
As Franken pointed out, the study in fact determined that a nuclear family was optimal — there was no mention of the gender of the parents in that definition and as the author of the study, Debra Blackwell, later confirmed, the 2010 study did not in fact exclude same-sex married partners.
Franken ended by asking how the judiciary committee could accept the rest of the Minnery’s testimony if Focus on the Family was willing to distort research in this manner.
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