A new book, “Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans’ Definition of Family,” reports that surveys taken over the last several years “showed a significant shift toward counting same-sex couples with children as family – from 54 percent of respondents in 2003 to 68 percent in 2010. “
Of course, the surveys also found that there is “a solid core resisting this trend who are more willing to include pets in their definition than same-sex partners” … and I am guessing that Focus on the Family falls into that category:
“Same-sex marriage is a dangerous social experiment,” said Glenn Stanton, director of family formation studies for Focus on the Family. “A lesbian couple who legally married in Massachusetts – are they family? We would say, ‘Absolutely not.'”
Stanton said it was increasingly difficult to engage in serious debate on the definition question.
“We’re moving in this headlong direction toward same-sex families without any intelligent discussion about whether it’s actually good for the children and the adults,” he said. “This whole issue has boiled down to, ‘Are you a bigot or not?'”