A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, more than two dozen countries have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not.
LGBT rights opposition is the opposition to legal rightsproposed or enacted, for lesbiangaybisexualand transgender people. Organizations influential in LGBT rights opposition frequently oppose the enactment of laws making same-sex marriage legal, the passage of anti-discrimination laws aimed at curtailing anti-LGBT discriminationincluding in employment and housing, the passage of anti-bullying laws to protect LGBT minors, laws decriminalizing same-gender relationships, and other LGBT rights related laws. These groups are often religious or socially conservative in nature.
Let's talk about marriage. Today, young people get married later. There are more unwed mothers.
Same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the USA. Sadly, not everyone agrees. Such is the speed of modern news and communication that announcement of the Supreme Court decision was essentially immediately followed by furious objection s and doom-laden predictions of the collapse of society for various reason s. What if there are genuine scientific reasons to fear same-sex marriage?
Fabrizio Carmignani receives funding from the Australian Research Council for a project on the estimation of the piecewise linear continuous model and its application in macroeconomics. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Love and companionship make most people happy and generally represent two of the key reasons why couples marry.
Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control are not natural. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people cannot get legally married because the world needs more children.
Generally this fear revolves around apocalyptic visions of what happened in Sodom or just a general sense that a formula that has existed for centuries should not be tampered with. As James Dobson of Focus on the Family has argued:. The legalization of homosexual marriage will quickly destroy the traditional family.
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Over the past decade, the gay rights movement has had a lot to celebrate. Within a single generation, a politically divided country appeared to reach a consensus in support of same-sex marriage and acceptance of gay and lesbian people. Today, two-thirds of Americans support allowing gay and lesbian people to marry, nearly the mirror opposite of where things stood inthe first year Gallup polled on the question.
Gay marriage ruined my life. I have been silent until now, comforted by the knowledge that only a few renegade states allow the despicable practice. But when I saw that the debate was being held at the highest level, I decided to share my story, so that more people could better understand the disastrous effects that gay marriage would have on the American family. I was happily married to my high school sweetheart for seven years and we had a five-year-old son named Bobby, whom we of course conceived in wedlock.