And by the way, I do not read ThinkProgress, so you will have to try a new tactic.
The study expanded the sample universe ... it didn't skew it.
Studies that allow it's sample to define itself are problems and that's what you've been fed.
And neither do you.
But if you ask me what my opinion is,I'd say children,plant's,and animals.
Here's a "what-if" scenerio.
What if we discover a sentient alien race and a member of their race,and a member of our race wanted to get married,(even though by external appearances look similar) would you try to prevent it?
If we were living in the Star Trek Universe,would you object to the marriage of the Vulcan named Sarek and the human named Amanda Grayson?
Lil' Spock's fate is dependent on the answer.
Since I am in an interracial marriage,me and my wife are kind of glad the SCOTUS interfered when it did.
Look,I believe in states rights like any good Republican should.
But up to a point.
I don't want the states to determine that my marriage to a white woman isn't valid any more.
Eventually,even if SCOTUS doesn't interfere,I believe all 50 states will eventually allow SSM.
I don't know about YOUR marriage (are you even married?) but me and Selena (and me and my late first wife Allison before her) had to go to City Hall,fill out some paper work,pay a fee,and get a marriage license before we could even get to the marriage ceremony.
Me and my wife file joint tax returns to the government.
So yeah,I think gay marriage is a civil right.
If you at least read the beginning of Regnerus he explains what had been going on ... he gives examples, and it should be obvious on it's face without needing an explanation...
... The NLLFS employs a convenience sample, recruited entirely by self-selection from announcements posted ‘‘at lesbian events, in women’s bookstores, and in les-bian newspapers’’ in Boston, Washington, and San Francisco. While I do not wish to downplay the signiﬁcance of such alongitudinal study—it is itself quite a feat—this sampling approach is a problem when the goal (or in this case, the practicalresult and conventional use of its ﬁndings) is to generalize to a population. All such samples are biased, often in unknownways. As a formal sampling method, ‘‘snowball sampling is known to have some serious problems,’’ one expert asserts (Snij-ders, 1992,p. 59). Indeed, such samples are likely biased toward ‘‘inclusion of those who have many interrelationships with,or are coupled to, a large number of other individuals’’ (Berg, 1988, p. 531). But apart from the knowledge of individuals’inclusion probability, unbiased estimation is not possible. ...