(from FRC.org)
The largest study ever published on homosexual “marriage” was recently released by the first country to legalize it–Denmark. In a culture known for its approval of alternative lifestyles, researchers were able to analyze over two million people and the factors that contributed to homosexuals’ relationships. Concentrating on a 12-year period, Morten Frisch and Anders Hviid looked for common threads between those choosing to marry a homosexual and their family background. They discovered that a child’s home life largely motivated his decision making. The data suggests that men who marry same-sex partners are more likely to have been raised in a family with unstable parental relationships–particularly, absent or unknown fathers and divorced parents. The findings on women who marry homosexually were less pronounced but still associated with a childhood marked by a broken family. One of the more surprising statistics notes that men who lived with both parents continually from birth to age 18 are significantly less likely to enter a homosexual union. On the contrary, men who did not live with both parents until age 18 were 56%-76% more likely to “marry” another man. The researchers conclude by saying, “Whatever ingredients determine a person’s sexual preferences and marital choices, our population-based study shows that parental interactions are important.” Notice they didn’t say “parental genes” were important but family structures. A study of this magnitude should breathe new life into the value of saving the traditional family.

Additional Resources

Environmental factors & homosexuality

Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to Married Couples

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