Pro 2 Same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. They're asking you to recognize the line America tries to maintain between personal morality and the judgment of the law; between what's your business and what's none of your business.
Pro 11 Marriage provides both physical and psychological health benefits, and banning gay marriage increases rates of psychological disorders. It includes slavery and grotesque exploitation of workers, or course, the denial of rights to women and the execution of those who committed thought and property crimes.
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The ceremony follows the same format with legal monitum, vows and an exchange of rings. Previously, she said, "Marriage equality, I believe we have to make it happen. Main article: Same-sex marriage in New Zealand. Convicted child killer Rick Thorburn in critical condition.
InNigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo introduced legislation that prohibits same-sex marriages and criminalizes anyone who "performs, witnesses, aids or abets" such ceremonies.
Legalizing same-sex marriage will put us on the slippery slope toward legalizing polygamy. Gay people have been treated horribly in our society and most other societies for, well, forever. Con 14 Civil unions and domestic partnerships can provide the protections and benefits gay couples need without changing the definition of marriage.
In fact on study in the journal Pediatrics found that children of lesbians scored better in such areas as self esteem, behavior and academic performance than children of straight parents. The Brisbane pastor who confronted then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on live TV on his becoming a gay marriage supporter said he felt "like a deer in headlights" after the PM verbally attacked him.