“Gay marriage ” does not protect children. It abuses them. “Gay marriage” provides a “legally” promoted structure that hurts children in every way. In “gay marriage”, children are property and objects to be taken from their parents and raised in an environment that is oriented towards the adults selfish sexual gratification. Children lose their God given humanity and right to be raised and loved by a mother and a father who are married to each other when they are raised by “gay parents” in a “gay marriage”.
Marriage, properly understood, has as its end, the holiness of the spouses and the creation and raising of children.
“Gay marriage” can do neither. Two lesbians cannot conceive a child through their sexual acts nor can to gay men. They must take children from their true parents or force a woman to give up her natural child so that the child is forced into a most unnatural environment. That child is deprived of its natural parents and forced to have parents who selected it as if they had gone down to Ikea and picked out a new sofa. Even children whose families started out normal with mom and dad are forced into accepting a parent’s unnatural living arrangements when one parent chooses to divorce and live in a gay relationship.
So “gay marriage” does not benefit children in any way. Governments and religions have always understood that marriage is about children and the protection of the family and the future of civilization. “Gay marriage” destroys all three because it is a selfish adult act that is only oriented towards the adults.
You say, what about children adopted by gays who never would have been adopted otherwise? Honestly, those children would still have been adopted by a loving couple with a husband and wife who would love them as children and raise them into adulthood. They would learn how to be men and women from their father AND mother.
Gay parents are absent a parent. Children in that situation have only one “parent” a mother or a father. Having two mothers ot two fathers is much like being raised by a single parent and not good for the child. A child suffers with only one parent and studies have proven that being raised by a single parent has a detrimental effect on the child’s education, physical, emotional, and psychological health. Children do much better in a family with both a mother and a father, which science has proven time and again.
As for the studies that “prove” gay parents are on the same level as opposite sex parents, those studies have very poor methodology, very limited sampling, and the studies themselves were improperly designed with the deliberate aim that they would “prove” gay parents were on par or better than opposite sex parents.
So the science supports opposite sex parenting as being extremely beneficial for children while same sex parenting has no scientific support and preliminary research shows that same sex parenting is the same as single parenting or worse.