Walter R. Schumm

Why? We hanker after instant gratification
6 Jun 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: colloquium, forum, transgenderism
A social science expert ruefully surveys a losing battle over transgenderism.

Skating on thin ice
28 Jan 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, science, scientific method
Some of the potential pitfalls of science applied to same-sex parenting.

From friends of the Court: Same-sex marriage leads to fertility decline
23 Apr 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: demography, fertility, same-sex marriage
Statistics show that birth rates fall.

Scholarly “consensus” isn’t always valid
26 Mar 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: academic freedom, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
Judges who cite academic journals in support of same-sex parenting should be alert to bias.

Unpacking the slogans
8 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, sociology
Boosters of same-sex parenting rely heavily on sociologists’ surveys. But do these really prove their case?

Not so fast!
8 Jun 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex parenting, statistics
A one-page report on the success of same-sex parenting was reported around the world this week. How reliable is it?

A controversial gay parenting study revisited
13 Nov 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Mark Regnerus, New Family Structures Study
… and found to have much in common with less controversial gay parenting studies.

On our best behaviour
27 Jul 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, society
You don’t need religion to work out what a good moral decision would be. A proposed scheme.

Does it really make no difference if your parents are straight or gay?
15 Jun 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Mark Regnerus, New Family Structures Study, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
New data from a well-designed study suggest that it does, and it's not good news for the kids of same-sex couples.

Flawed evidence about gay marriage
6 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage
The evidence shows that gay marriage is equal to or better than traditional marriage, according to a Federal Court judge. But what sort of evidence?

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