A Reality Denied
Trayce Hansen explains plainly and accurately why children need one parent of each sex:
All else being equal, children do best when raised by a married mother and father. It’s within this environment that children are most likely to be exposed to the emotional and psychological experiences they need in order to thrive.
Men and women bring diversity to parenting; each makes unique contributions to the rearing of children that can’t be replicated by the other. Mothers and fathers simply are not interchangeable. Two women can both be good mothers, but neither can be a good father.
So here are five reasons why it’s in the best interest of children to be raised by both a mother and a father.
Underneath it all, to insist that there is no justification for setting apart the particular familial relationship between a man and a woman heretofore known as marriage is to insist that there is no significant difference between the sexes. That just isn’t the case.
I’d overlay onto Hansen’s points, by the way, that marriage between biological parents also brings benefits of a sociological and psychological sort related to one’s connection to ancestry (not to mention the health benefits of lineal knowledge).