However, McDonnell took issue with O’Malley’s suggestion that marriage equality was beneficial to children as well. “Most of the data that I’ve read that the best environment for a child to grow up to be fully capable of achieving the American dream and having the best start at life in an intact two-parent family made up of a man and a woman,” McDonnell responded.
McDonnell did not cite any specific data, but the American Psychological Association has found that “beliefs that lesbian and gay adults are not fit parents have no empirical foundation.”
The U.S. Conference of Mayors doubled down on its support for same-sex marriage, following their annual convention in Dallas this week. But absent from the event, and from the show of support, was Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones. “The United States Conference of Mayors reaffirms its support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and [...]