With more than 40 years of experience in education as a teacher, school director, principal and headmaster, I find Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's concern that the children of same-sex couples may suffer harm to be, at best, ignorant.
The children I've dealt with who were the product of same-sex relationships were healthy both physically
and emotionally. Their parents were concerned and proactive with regard to their children's development, and there was no discernible difference between their level of dedication and that of their heterosexual counterparts.
There is little doubt that children have a clear advantage when growing up in a nurturing and loving home. Scalia and his colleagues must understand that a positive home atmosphere can be achieved in a gay or straight setting.