The National Organization for Marriage
is pushing chart by another group, the Heritage Foundation
, which supposedly shows the dangers of marriage equality or as they put it "redefining marriage."
But there is one HUGE problem with the chart. It has nothing to do with marriage equality, but the dangers of fathers not being present in their children's lives:
In an attempt to connect the chart with marriage equality, Heritage Foundation member Ryan T. Anderson says the following:
“[R]edefining marriage further distances marriage from the needs of
children and denies the importance of mothers and fathers. Redefining
marriage rejects as a matter of policy the ideal that children need a
mother and a father,” explains
Heritage’s Ryan T. Anderson. “Redefining marriage diminishes the social
pressures for husbands to remain with their wives and children, and for
men and women to marry before having children,” he continues.
In other words, according to the Heritage Foundation, marriage equality (notice how they attempt to change the term to "redefining marriage") leads to more single-mother families mired in poverty.
Bear in mind that the Heritage Foundation offers no proof that marriage equality leads to single-mother families.
And that amazingly brazen leap of logic is why NOM, the Heritage Foundation, and those who support their endeavors against marriage equality are losing the fight.