In response to "Scalia and Oaks" (Forum, April 5), about sociological research on same-sex parenting, there is less consensus than some sociologists reveal.
The executive officer of the American Sociological Association recently argued that sociologists have shown "consistently and incontrovertibly" that children's well-being is unaffected by parents' sexual orientation. That statement is false, because there is no undisputable evidence on any issue addressed by sociologists.
There may be no argument more counterproductive to the legalization of same-sex marriage than that sociologists would support it. Such extracurricular activities show that the American Sociological Association is an advocacy group interested in publicity rather than truth, a major reason why I and other sociologists have left the organization.