Anti-Gay Parenting Study Was Meant To Sway SCOTUS On Marriage
American Independent has discovered that the publication of a widely-disputed gay parenting study (known as the Regnerus Study), was purposely timed to influence "major decisions of the Supreme Court."
The documents, recently obtained through public-records requests by The American Independent and published in collaboration with The Huffington Post, show that the Witherspoon Institute recruited a professor from a major university to carry out a study that was designed to manipulate public policy. In communicating with donors about the research project, Witherspoon’s president clearly expected results unfavorable to the gay-marriage movement. The think tank’s efforts paid off. The New Family Structures Study came out just in time for opponents of gay marriage to cite it in multiple federal cases involving marriage equality – including two cases soon to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.Since its publication, the results of the Regnerus Study have been trumpeted across the anti-gay blogosphere and have been repeatedly cited by NOM and the Family Research Council.