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Research group: Tory peer ‘wrong’ to claim study says children ‘do best’ with straight parents

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  1. Of course, all mixed-sex married couples are straight *sigh* I can expect the Noble Baroness to get that wrong, at least.

  2. Why should she let a little thing called facts get in the way of her obvious homophobia?

    Bigoted, dried up old witch!

  3. johnny33308 10 May 2013, 2:59pm

    This is becoming our time, and those like this person will do and say anything to stop full Civil Rights for everyone equally….they are dinosaurs stuck in their own time and will all turn to dust soon, so we need not even think of people like this old bigot who cannot think new sorts of thoughts at all….she is part of the past, like all bigots will be soon enough. There is no place in the new world for people this primitive and closed-minded; their world is ending and our world, where LGBT people and straights (All People, really) live together in peace is beginning, and will in fact endure. Poor thing, maybe she’s just confused….she needs to go away, retire, enjoy what time she has left and STFU….

  4. Why does it come as little surprise that O’Cathain’s grasp of the study she cited was flawed?

  5. Try switching the brain on sweetie.

  6. Jonathan Wright 10 May 2013, 3:15pm

    When can we start prosecuting these people for lying in a public office (regardless of whether you were elected or not). Disgrace to her name and her title.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 10 May 2013, 5:45pm

      C4M is spreading the same crap.

      Yesterday, in the Minnesota legislative debate, a conservative politician made identical claims and she also claimed that the Netherlands has seen a large decline in hetero marriage since it became the first country to introduce equal marriage twelve years ago. Sharon James of C4M has also used the same unproven claim and getting away with it. They supply this information to the Lords I’ve no doubt.

  7. bobbleobble 10 May 2013, 3:21pm

    So is she just plain dim or did she deliberately mislead the House? She should be held to account.

  8. Why doesn’t she admit she’s a horses’ heiny and quit politics?

  9. Nice one, IFS.

  10. Well done Baroness – much more of this and any creditability you still posess will slink its way out of your boney grasp, not that you have much of it left in anycase.
    Obvious lies and distortion, especially when exposed by the source you quote, will only hasten that inevitable process.

  11. But will this inaccuracy now be made known to those who first heard her express it? On here we are preaching to the choir.

  12. leather faced dry pussy hag

  13. Liam the God 10 May 2013, 4:09pm

    SHE LIED!!! End of story!

  14. Jock S. Trap 10 May 2013, 4:11pm

    Yet more proof that these bigots work on their own assumptions and not facts.

    More disturbingly it’s these very unelected bigots who decide our fate.

    Unfair? I think so!

  15. Didn’t the Catholic church back in Jan of this year acknowledge that gay couples make good and loving parents?

    Even if what she says is right that “children” do better if their parents are married then surely that’s an argument to allow gay people to get married. Afterall there is no restriction on gay people having children , the only restiction is not allowing them to get married, which is what this bill is trying to do.

  16. It is a crime to lie to Parliament. I suggest the IFS write to the Speaker of the Lords and at the very least get a correction on record.

    I can’t say I’d be upset to see the charming Baroness locked up beneath Big Ben for the remainder of the session, although apparently that hasn’t been done for a while, but she should certainly be censured.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 10 May 2013, 4:30pm

      We should all make a conscious effort to make this information known, make as much noise as possible to reveal the lies this nasty woman is spreading in the upper chamber. She should not be allowed to get away with it and her statement unchallenged and countered with the facts. Some will believe everything she says and it must not be allowed to happen.

      1. How? Is some Lord going to stand and say “this woman is a liar”? Is she going to be publicly exposed?

  17. Robert in S. Kensington 10 May 2013, 4:26pm

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies should be telling the House of Lords directly I would think.

    This bitch gets away with lies and deceit and nobody goes after her. We’ve only heard from one positive supporter thus far, Lord Fowler. Why aren’t more of them speaking out against these bigots for a change?

  18. Old bigots always use this tactic. Anne Widdicombe did it all the time. She’d say things like .. “Most people in Britian would agree with me …” without a shred of evidence to support her claim. It’s incidious and evil.

  19. Robert in S. Kensington 10 May 2013, 4:42pm

    All of this scum is coming out of the woodwork now that they know the third reading is imminent. I suspect their sudden appearance has a bit to do with the hatemongers contacting them of which there are probably thousands of them inundating them with emails and letters. What is our side doing I wonder?

    1. She’s not coming out of the woodwork. That implys she hasn’t revealed her true colours in the past.

  20. Robert in S. Kensington 10 May 2013, 5:37pm

    I strongly urge Ben Cohen to contact the Institute for Fiscal Studies and have them correct Baroness Cathain publicly, make as much noise as it can. She should not be allowed to get away with this.

  21. Robert in S. Kensington 10 May 2013, 5:42pm

    It’s the same crap C4M and other hate groups like them promote. They rewrite facts and present them as actually factual and accurate.

    Ben Cohen, if you’re looking at this, please contact the Institute for Fiscal Studies and have whomever make a public statement so that the Lords and others will get the truth about this erroneous statement by this nasty woman.

    As someone else said, it is a crime to lie and deceive Parliament and clearly Cathain is lying and should be censured, ideally booted out altogether.

  22. I wish they would get rid of all these fruitcakes in the Lords

  23. casperthegood 10 May 2013, 5:55pm

    I hardly need to check to see what church that one attends anyway. ‘kin bigots the lot of them

  24. 10 May 2013, 6:24pm

    Quoting cod studies in support of bollox is bad enough. Citing studies in support of bollox nowhere asserted by said studies is beyond thick. And we’re told to look to the Lords for a higher class of contribution.

  25. Good that there’s a growing number of groups calling out the Tories on their made-up statistics recently. Shame they’re having to do it though.

  26. This coming from the same woman who says we don’t need any more equality. The same woman who was against civil partnerships and Gay couples adopting children. if it was up to here it would still be illegal to be gay. She is nothing more than a Bigot.

  27. Christopher Coleman 10 May 2013, 7:24pm

    Ninety-five percent of the population is heterosexual. They will produce and raise at least 95 percent of the country’s children. As many LGBT people do not want families, they will raise fewer than 5 percent of the children. It must follow that an overwhelming majority who do “best” will have straight parents. Such statistics tell us nothing and have no real meaning.

    In this age of “information” and constant communication it seems that the most common and popular form of communication is what it has always been: gossip.

    1. ChrisMorley 10 May 2013, 11:05pm

      It is perfectly possible to design studies that accurately compare how well children do when raised by either heterosexual or LGB couples.

      You may have to look harder to find enough LGB couples to match a similar number of heterosexual couples, but that’s basically what you need do. You’d need to match the couples in other ways as well, for example their level of education, income, so you were comparing like with like, apart from sexuality.

  28. sorry to state the bleeding obvious but children, in their formative years, who are supported by stable, loving parents “do best” – and not anything to do with sexuality whatsoever. perhaps if the upper echelons of uk society, perhaps society at large, were more tolerant of different kinds of people and different kinds of families, there would be no need to blatantly lie to parliament to further your own ulterior and, very frankly, damaging agenda. it is time for an elected (alert and awake!) house of lords.

    1. So come on – what did the baroness say when confron ted with her lies??

  29. Why do they always have to make marriage about having children? These types of people just seem to be really kinky about children.

    Should a straight couple who can’t have children be excluded from marriage as well?

  30. Stupid bigot

    shame the public cannot recall her to her constituents, because she has none, she’s note elected and does not represent the people in any way

  31. For the good of all, this history that was finally erased by the Catholic Church should be re-birthed. Its the core reason why religious people misinterpret the bible the way they do. Without this key, they will never see the truth. This religious BS has to end.

  32. Robert in S. Kensington 10 May 2013, 10:23pm

    And you would know? What about widows and widowers with very young children and the children of divorced heteros, in other words, single parent families? Force them to remarry? What about heteros who adopt because they can’t procreate, ban them from adopting? You’re an idiot!

  33. this all comes out of the Witherspoon society (right wingers in TX USA) who only interviewed two lesbain couples and they did interview a thousand str8 couples.

    its pure crap, done for the supreme court case.

    the sturdy is the regnereus (? sp ) study It reminds me of the amsterdam study done some years ago. they averaged the age of about 40 gays who died and came out to about 50. Ignored all the ones who lived to a ripe old age. courtesy of the hate group FRC, filled with KKKLuxers.

    Makes as much sense as a pediatric group that says gay is a choice. They have 200 members.

    The real American academy of pediatrics has about 60000 members

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