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Same Sex Marriage

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by Zack Lippert on 11 January 2013

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Most religions consider homosexuality a sin.
It would weaken the definition and respect for the institution of marriage.
Weaken traditional family values.
Marrying an animal could be next.
Gender roles.
Not something to be encouraged. Denying them their first amendment rights.
Marriage benefits.
Accepted lifestyle.
Minority discrimination. http://www.balancedpolitics.org/same_sex_marriages.htm http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/tag/politics/page/2/ Same-sex marriage has lead to increased acceptance of single parenthood.
Marriage is not a right.
Allowing gay marriage would only further shift the purpose of marriage from producing and raising children to adult gratification.
Marriage is a religious right.
Same-sex marriage is not a civil right, and conflating the issue with interracial marriage is misleading. Gay marriage will make it easier for same-sex couples to adopt children.
Marriage provides both physical and psychological health benefits.
Allowing same-sex couples to marry will give them access to basic rights.
Legalizing gay marriage will not harm heterosexual marriages or "family values.”
If marriage is about reproduction, then infertile couples would not be allowed to marry. It doesn't hurt society or anyone in particular.
Love is all that matters.
Child adoptions should increase.
Encourages strong family values. 12.Massachusetts, which became the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2004, had the lowest divorce rate in the country in 2008. Its divorce rate declined 21% between 2003 and 2008. Alaska, the first state to alter its constitution to prohibit gay marriage in 1998, saw a 17.2% increase in its divorce rate. The seven states with the highest divorce rates between 2003 and 2008 all had constitutional prohibitions to gay marriage. It is no one else's business if two men or two women want to get married.
There is no such thing as traditional marriage.
Gay marriage is protected by the Constitution's commitments to liberty and equality.
Denying same-sex couples the right to marry stigmatizes gay and lesbian families as inferior and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them.
Gay marriages can bring financial gain to state and local governments. The institution of marriage has traditionally been defined as between a man and a woman.
High divorce rates (between 40% and 50%)
Polygamous relationships.
Incompatible with the beliefs, sacred texts, and traditions of many religious groups.
Children need both a mother and father.
"Assimilation” of gays into mainstream heterosexual culture. The institution of marriage is sexist and oppressive; it should not be expanded but weakened. zack miranda Mel mel zack Emily Emily Same Sex Marriage Miranda, Zack, Emily, and Melanie Friedman, Laurie. Gay Marriage. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2008. Print.

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Stockland, Laurie. Same Sex Marriage. Edina, Minnesota: ABDO Publishing Company, 2008. Print.

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