Things ended with a bang. LGBTQ Nation reports:
Douglas Allen, a Canadian economist who has researched 60 same-sex parenting studies during a 15-year period, warned that Michigan should uphold its ban on same-sex marriage because there “is no evidence on the child outcome issue.” But it was Allen’s personal views on homosexuality that emerged following a question from plaintiffs’ attorney Ken Mogill, reported the Detroit Free Press.
“Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation?” Mogill asked the state’s expert, then added, “in other words, they’re going to hell.” “Without repentance, yes,” answered Allen.
His personal anti-gay views aside, his testimony was just plain crazy. Among his contentions:
Girls raised by two gay men are only 15 percent as likely to graduate from high school compared to girls raised a mother and father.
I’m sorry, but in what world does having two gay dads reduce your chances of graduating High School by 85%?
Closing arguments will be held tomorrow.