Con to the question "Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?"
"[I]f society permits same-sex marriage, it also will have to allow other types of marriage. The legal logic is simple: If prohibiting same-sex marriage is discriminatory, then disallowing polygamous marriage, polyamorous marriage, or any other marital grouping will also be deemed discriminatory. The emotional and psychological ramifications of these assorted arrangements on the developing psyches and sexuality of children would be disastrous...
Certainly homosexual couples can be just as loving as heterosexual couples, but children require more than love. They need the distinctive qualities and the complementary natures of a male and female parent.
The accumulated wisdom of over 5,000 years has concluded that the ideal marital and parental configuration is composed of one man and one woman. Arrogantly disregarding such time-tested wisdom, and using children as guinea pigs in a radical experiment, is risky at best, and cataclysmic at worst.
Same-sex marriage definitely isn’t in the best interest of children. And although we empathize with those homosexuals who long to be married and parent children, we mustn’t allow our compassion for them to trump our compassion for children. In a contest between the desires of some homosexuals and the needs of all children, we can’t allow the children to lose."
"Love Isn’t Enough: 5 Reasons Why Same-Sex Marriage Will Harm Children," www.drtraycehansen.com, Oct. 15, 2007
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to gay marriage; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in gay marriage and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Licensed Psychologist, Psychiatric Centers at San Diego, 2008-present
Member, Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Adolescent Health, American College of Pediatricians
Guest, The Mancow Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and USA Radio Network
PhD, California School of Professional Psychology, 1997
MA, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology
BA, Behavioral Science, National University
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"Same-Sex Marriage: Not in the Best Interest of Children," The Therapist, May 2009
"Impact of Proposed School Curriculum Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity," www.drtraycehansen.com, May 2009
"Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Will Increase Prevalence of Homosexuality:
Research Provides Significant Evidence," www.drtraycehansen.com, Sep. 2008
"Pro-Homosexual Researchers Conceal Findings: Children Raised by Openly Homosexual Parents More Likely to Engage in Homosexuality," www.drtraycehansen.com, June 2008
"A Review and Analysis of Research Studies Which Assessed Sexual Preference of Children Raised by Homosexuals," www.drtraycehansen.com, June 2008
"Love Isn’t Enough: 5 Reasons Why Same-Sex Marriage Will Harm Children," www.drtraycehansen.com, Oct. 2007