Making that case won't be easy. The world's first legal gay marriage ceremony took place in the Netherlands on Apr. Do those positions sound contradictory? Same-sex marriage trivializes and therefore weakens the institution of heterosexual marriage.
Other topics. Sign up for an account. As for timing, he was going to answer it whenever, wherever it was asked. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.
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A June peer-reviewed University of Melbourne study showed that children raised by same-sex parents score about six percent higher than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion. Con 15 George W. Intriguingly, this rule will apply whether we see homosexuality as a sin or not.
If two people of opposite genders can be married, then to be equal, a society must offer that ability to people of the same gender as well if their purpose is to form a long-term relationship.
Same-sex couples and their families will benefit, and the institution of marriage does not suffer. I will not debate the morality of various forms of private sexual conduct between consenting adults and neither should our lawmakers.
Today I helpfully list them and explain why none passes the test to which we would ordinarily put a prohibition.