Castle: Anti-same-sex marriage debater ignores research

James Castle at In response, Schowengerdt argued that “such a radical definition” of marriage should not be implemented just because new relationship and family types exist. Comparing same-sex marriage to polygamy, Schowengerdt sought to redirect the audience’s focus to the purpose of marriage — to act as a stabilizer for heterosexual parents and their biological children — and he asks listeners to question whether recognition of same-sex marriage would promote an “ideal” parenting structure.