Who Is Being Irrational?
Let’s start with what we already know: an intact two-biological-parent household is the best environment for raising children. The evidence is overwhelming. On average, children raised outside of a stable two-biological parent household complete fewer years of schooling and are more likely to drop out of school, and are more likely to “commit delinquent acts,” abuse alcohol and drugs, and live in poverty than kids growing up in intact families. This isn’t to say that children can’t be successfully raised outside of traditional families – but a society where many children are raised outside of traditional families will experience more “adverse outcomes.” Another thing we know is that the kids whose circumstances most resemble those raised in same-sex households, the children of sperm donors, are struggling in ways that were predictable. A recent study found that “[O]n average, young adults conceived through sperm donation are hurting more, are more confused, and feel more isolated from