The final witness for the state of
Michigan in a case challenging the state's ban on gay marriage
testified that his belief that unrepentant gays are going to hell
does not impact his judgment.
Canadian economist Douglas Allen
explained that his 2013 report on gay parents showed that children
raised by gay parents are less likely to graduate compared with
children raised by married heterosexual couples. The study was based
on Canadian Census data of 8,632 people.
Under cross-examination, attorney Ken
Mogill asked: “Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of
engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal
damnation? In other words, they're going to hell?”
a Protestant, answered: “Without repentance, yes.”
Plaintiffs are a lesbian couple wishing
to marry so that they may jointly adopt their three foster children.
Closing arguments are set for Friday.