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.Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage)[1] is a legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender.^ I agree about gay marriage, and the pitfalls of legally recognized polygamy.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Gay couples call on NY Senate to OK same-sex marriage” .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

.Same-sex marriage is a civil rights, political, social, moral, and religious issue in many nations.^ Same-sex marriage will deny children a right to a mother and a father."
  • Same-Sex Marriage 17 September 2009 18:37 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While he personally does not 'believe' in same-sex marriage, he still supported civil rights.
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Same-sex+marriage+becomes+law+in+NH&articleId=ac4816e1-7ac9-4694-b89c-b6174c8b6a87 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

.The conflict arises over whether same-sex couples should be allowed to enter into marriage, be required to use a different status (such as a civil union, which usually grants fewer rights), or not have any such rights.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.A related issue is whether the term "marriage" should be applied.^ There should be no "marriage license" issued by the State, as the State is not party to the religious institution.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The appeals court ordered that gay couples seeking a legal union should be issued a marriage license immediately."
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are many things in our civil laws refernceing marriage and the specific responsibilities of the father and the mother which speak in no uncerttain terms as gender specific issues.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

[2][3]
.Support for same-sex marriage is often based upon what is regarded as a universal human rights issue, mental and physical health concerns, equality before the law,[4] and the goal of normalizing LGBT relationships.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage will deny children a right to a mother and a father."
  • Same-Sex Marriage 17 September 2009 18:37 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

[5][6][7]
.Opposition to same-sex marriage arises from a rejection of the use of the word "marriage" as applied to same-sex couples or objections about the legal and social status of marriage itself being applied under any terminology.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What about religious denominations that accept same-sex marriage?
  • Think Progress » BREAKING: Iowa Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.Other stated reasons include direct and indirect social consequences of same-sex marriages, parenting concerns, religious grounds,[8] and tradition.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.Supporters of same-sex marriage often attribute opposition to it as coming from homophobia[9][10][11][12] or heterosexism and liken prohibitions on same-sex marriage to past prohibitions on interracial marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

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Etymology and terminological usage

.The word "marriage" comes from Old French mariage, from marier (“‘to marry’”), from Latin maritare (“‘to marry", literally “give in marriage’”), from maritus (“‘lover", "nuptial’”), from mas (“‘male", "masculine", "of the male sex’”).^ Three bills introduced to permit same-sex couples to marry but are not likely to come to a vote (HB 3556, HB 3677, SB 935).
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Why not a special word (other than marriage) to describe this special same-sex union?
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The same-sex marriage advocates were counting on a victory in California to give them substantial political momentum in the rest of the country, and have targeted the Mormons, because their support for prop.
  • Michelle Malkin » The insane rage of the same-sex marriage mob 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

[14]
.Anthropologists have struggled to come up with a definition of marriage that absorbs commonalities of the social construct across cultures.^ Marriage is not a "natural" state - it is a social construct.
  • Catholic America: Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tim, obviously marriage is a cultural construct and can be remade however we want.
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Time « The Baseline Scenario 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC baselinescenario.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pol'y 313, 321 (2008) ("Across time and cultures, a core meaning constitutive of the marriage institution has nearly always been the union of a man and a woman."
  • Same-Sex Marriage and the Threat to Religious Liberty 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.heritage.org [Source type: Original source]

[15][16] .Edvard Westermarck defined marriage in the 1922 edition of The History of Human Marriage as "a relation of one or more men to one or more women which is recognized as custom or law and involves certain rights and duties" to the individuals who enter into it, and any children born from it.^ A marriage (one man, one women) is a marriage is a marriage.
  • The Anonymous Liberal: Marriage Equality in Iowa 15 September 2009 22:51 UTC www.anonymousliberal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage is not the right of an individual.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A history of same-sex marriage laws .
  • Calif. gay marriage ruling sparks new debate 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

[17] .Such definitions failed to recognize same-sex marriages that have been documented around the world, including in more than 30 African cultures, such as the Kikuyu and Nuer.^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[16][18][19]
.In lexicography, words have changed and expanded in accordance to the status quo.^ Why change from the status quo?
  • The Right Argument Against Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC watersofmormon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Especially if people have had time to get comfortable with the status quo, it seems to me unlikely that they would embrace change.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is absolutely no good reason to change the status quo other than we can and a whole lot of observable evidence that points to it not being a good idea.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the last 10 years, in the English-speaking world, all major dictionaries have either dropped gender specifications, or supplemented them with secondary definitions to include gender-neutral language or same-sex unions.^ Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe .
  • Same-sex marriage - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So what does all this have to do with same-sex-marriage?
  • Same-Sex Marriage Revisited — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The same facilities used by all genders."
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

[20][21] The Oxford English Dictionary has recognized same-sex marriage since 2000.[22]
.Many proponents of same-sex marriages use the term marriage equality[23][24] to stress that they seek equality as opposed to special rights.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Is it possible to get them some of the same rights and leave the term "marriage" out of it?
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some opponents argue that equating same-sex and opposite-sex marriages changes the meaning of marriage and its traditions,[25] and some use the term traditional marriage to mean marriages between one man and one woman.^ "Is it possible to get them some of the same rights and leave the term "marriage" out of it?
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The people in Colorado…” believe that marriage is only between a man and a woman?
  • Think Progress » Musgrave: Gay Marriage ‘Is The Most Important Issue That We Face Today’ 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The one man - one woman group have the same chance to change it...
  • http://gamma.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Maine+vote+energizes+same-sex+marriage+foes&articleId=1ea59867-3165-4dde-9d8e-af0a6f177692 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC gamma.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

[26]
.Alan Dershowitz and others have suggested reserving the word "marriage" for religious contexts as part of privatizing marriage, and in civil and legal contexts using a uniform concept of civil unions, in part to strengthen the separation between church and state.^ Civil unions do not equal marriage.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Again using my state, the law calls it "marriage" even if not religious.
  • Bj�rn St�rk blog - A gay Scandinavian war on marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.bearstrong.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage is a legal, state-certified arrangement between people.
  • Think Progress » Musgrave: Gay Marriage ‘Is The Most Important Issue That We Face Today’ 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[27] .Jennifer Roback Morse, the president of the anti-same-sex marriage group National Organization for Marriage's Ruth Institute project,[28] claims that the conflation of marriage with contractual agreements is itself a threat to marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What threat do you feel in marriages between adults of the same sex?
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[29]

Use in print and online media

.Some publications that oppose same-sex marriages adopt an editorial style policy of placing the word marriage in quotation marks ("marriage") when it is used in reference to same-sex couples.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

.In the United States, the mainstream press has generally abandoned this practice.^ Pierceson, Jason, Courts, Liberalism and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada (Temple University Press, 2005) [ call no.
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ United States General Accounting Office.
  • Same-sex marriage - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

[30] .Some socially conservative online publications, such as WorldNetDaily and Baptist Press, still follow the practice.^ That was immediately followed by lots of controversy—social conservatives vowing to overturn it by constitutional amendment, and to defeat legislators voting against the amendment.
  • The Fix - Iowa, Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Presidential Race 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ But to give Cheney credit, he’s further along the track to sanity on this issue than most of his conservative brethren (yes, he’s still evil on practically every other issue).
  • Think Progress » Cheney on same-sex marriage: ‘People ought to be free to enter into any kind of union.’ 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Which will probably require backpeddling on some of his more socially conservative positions.
  • Firedoglake » Al Gore’s Evolution on Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media argues for use of quotation marks on the grounds that marriage is a legal status denied same-sex couples by most state governments.^ Same-sex marriage will deny children a right to a mother and a father."
  • Same-Sex Marriage 17 September 2009 18:37 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

[31] .Same-sex marriage supporters argue that the use of scare quotes is an editorialization that implies illegitimacy.^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

^ I’m not arguing against same-sex marriage but in favor of it.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Revisited — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage .
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

[32]
.Associated Press style recommends the usages marriage for gays and lesbians or in space-limited headlines gay marriage with no hyphen and no scare quotes.^ No gay marriage in The Sims 2?
  • Ian Bogost - Water Cooler Games - No gay marriage in The Sims 2? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.bogost.com [Source type: General]

^ Gay marriage is as good as no marriage at all.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Legally-sanctioned gay and lesbian marriages" .

.AP warns that the construct gay marriage can imply that marriage licenses offered to gay and lesbian couples are somehow legally different.^ Gay Marriage should be legal.
  • The Right Argument Against Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC watersofmormon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Arizona: “Lesbian couple obtains marriage license locally” .

^ That's a failed argument for legalizing gay marriage."
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

History

Ancient

.Various types of same-sex marriages have existed,[33] ranging from informal, unsanctioned relationships to highly ritualized unions.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So what does all this have to do with same-sex-marriage?
  • Same-Sex Marriage Revisited — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

[34]
.In the southern Chinese province of Fujian, through the Ming dynasty period, females would bind themselves in contracts to younger females in elaborate ceremonies.^ You (collectively) have even tried to find a judge that would abrogate an actual male/female marriage contract in the infamous Schaivo case.
  • Branstad Issues Statement on Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC theiowarepublican.com [Source type: Original source]

.November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Males also entered similar arrangements.^ VastVariety wrote on 17 November, 2009, 7:56 Oh and DVFO – In my entire life I have only had 2 partners, 1 male, and 1 female.
  • Branstad Issues Statement on Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC theiowarepublican.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gecks - November 4th, 2009 at 2:15 pm A "Marriage" is a covenant that is entered into under the eyes of God.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ November, 2009, 9:15 I believe DVFO said “Vast: One too many–dump the male.” Nothing about staying with the woman.
  • Branstad Issues Statement on Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC theiowarepublican.com [Source type: Original source]

This type of arrangement was also similar in ancient European history.[35]
An example of egalitarian male domestic partnership from the early Zhou Dynasty period of China is recorded in the story of Pan Zhang & Wang Zhongxian. .While the relationship was clearly approved by the wider community, and was compared to heterosexual marriage, it did not involve a religious ceremony binding the couple.^ Marriage is what you get when relationships are formed in a community.
  • Bj�rn St�rk blog - A gay Scandinavian war on marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.bearstrong.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage is an exclusive club for heterosexual couples.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

^ But because of the Defense of Marriage Act enacted in 1996 the U.S. Federal Government is not required to provide me with any of the 1,138 rights guaranteed to married heterosexual couples.
  • NYC Protest and Civil Rights March Opposing Proposition 8 - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

[36]
.The first historical mention of the performance of same-sex marriages occurred during the early Roman Empire.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[37] .For instance, Emperor Nero is said to have married one of his males slaves.^ November, 2009, 9:15 I believe DVFO said “Vast: One too many–dump the male.” Nothing about staying with the woman.
  • Branstad Issues Statement on Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC theiowarepublican.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Equality is stressed again in Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To Kirk in Raymond: You said: "One of you conservatives need to explain to me exactly how two guys getting married does you any harm.
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Same-sex+marriage+becomes+law+in+NH&articleId=ac4816e1-7ac9-4694-b89c-b6174c8b6a87 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

Emperor Elagabalus married a Carian slave named Hierocles.[38] .While there is a consensus among modern historians that same-sex relationships were fairly commonplace in ancient Rome, the exact frequency and nature of same-sex unions during that period has been obscured.^ Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe .
  • Same-sex marriage - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There was gay marriage in ancient Rome.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Can you have a same-sex relationship?
  • Ian Bogost - Water Cooler Games - No gay marriage in The Sims 2? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.bogost.com [Source type: General]

[39] .In 342 AD, when Christianity swept through the Roman Empire, bringing Biblical sanctions against homosexuality with it, Christian emperors Constantius II and Constans issued a law in the Theodosian Code (C. Th. 9.7.3) prohibiting same-sex marriage in Rome and ordering execution for those so married.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same for the marriage issue.
  • The Same-Sex Marriage debate, greatly simplified : Pharyngula 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

[40]

Modern

.In October 1989, Denmark became the first country to recognize same-sex unions in the form of "registered partnerships". In 2001, the Netherlands became the first nation to grant same-sex marriages.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

[41] .Same-sex marriages are granted and mutually recognized by Belgium (2003),[42] Spain (2005), Canada (2005), South Africa (2006), Norway (2009) and Sweden (2009).^ Therefore same sex marriage wasn’t an issue for their parents (today’s elderly).
  • Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Age and State » Sociological Images 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC contexts.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A trial court judge ruled in April 2004 that the marriages were valid and banning same-sex marriage violates the state's constitution.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Conservatives testify against constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.In Nepal, their recognition has been judicially mandated but not yet legislated.^ We will not be forced to condone what we are not comfortable with, through legislation or judicial mandating.
  • Maine Election Results 2009 Maine Gay Marriage Vote Results Question 1 | TechBanyan 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.techbanyan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[43] .On January 8, 2010, the Parliament of Portugal passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SAME-SEX LEGISLATION PASSING!- Today is the one year anniversary of legal same-sex marriages in Massachusetts!
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

.The bill is expected to be ratified by Conservative President Aníbal Cavaco Silva.^ The bill passed as expected, despite opposition from Conservatives and religious leaders.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

[44]
.The Canadian Parliament approved the granting and recognition of same-sex marriages by defining marriage as “the lawful union of two persons to the exclusion of all others” in July 2005. A Conservative Government motion inviting MPs to request repeal of same-sex marriage in Canada failed in December 2006, so same-sex marriages continue to be honored throughout the nation.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why not a special word (other than marriage) to describe this special same-sex union?
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

[45]

Current status

     No information
Homosexuality legal      Same-sex marriage      Other type of partnership (or unregistered cohabitation)      Foreign same-sex marriages recognized      No recognition of same-sex couples
Homosexuality illegal      Minimal penalty      Large penalty      Life in prison      Death penalty

  
.The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, Norway, Sweden and South Africa are the only countries in which the legal status of same-sex marriages is exactly the same as that of opposite-sex marriages.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nepal's highest court, in November 2008, issued final judgment on matters related to LGBT rights.^ The Court also ruled that the measure was not retroactive, so the 18000 or so same-sex unions that occurred between June and November of 2008 will still be called marriages.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On November 4, 2008 , Proposition 8 amended this constitution to explicitly deny this right to same-sex couples.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Supreme Court has put a stay on the YouTube broadcasts, and will issue a final ruling sometime soon.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

.Based on the court recommendation the government announced its intention to introduce a same-sex marriage bill by 2010.[46][47][48][49][50] Same-sex marriage and protection for sexual minorities will be included in the new Nepalese constitution currently being drafted.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Arizona voters approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[51][52]
.The granting and honoring of same-sex marriages is also currently being considered by several countries in Europe.^ Same argument being made about same-sex marriage.
  • Maine Election Results 2009 Maine Gay Marriage Vote Results Question 1 | TechBanyan 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.techbanyan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

^ Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe .
  • Same-sex marriage - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

.On January 8, 2010, the Portuguese Parliament passed a bill backing same-sex marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ US states pass initiatives to ban same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[53] .On 10 February, the Constitutional Affairs Committee of Parliament approved the bill.^ EU: Anti-discrimination bill approved by civil liberties committee .

^ If the bill is approved by parliament, it will make Spain the third EU country to authorize gay marriages."
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.The final parliamentary vote took place on 11 February, with the bill being approved.^ The House of Representatives voted last month on a similar bill and approved it on a 250-162 vote.

^ A lesser amount of points were also awarded to a legislator who waslisted as "Abstain, Absent or Not Voting on a bill" because it had theeffect of being a vote in favor of the bill.
  • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ The bill was approved by a vote of 265 to 142, less than the two-thirdsneeded to override a veto.
  • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

[54] .The bill now has to be promulgated by the Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who can also veto it or ask the Constitutional Court to verify whether the bill is constitutional.^ The ball is now in the President’s court.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Court is asked in Question 1 whether s.
  • Reference re Same-Sex Marriage - Wikisource 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Both bills, which have both now passed both houses of the Legislature, are now on their way to be considered by Governor Schwarzenegger who has until mid-October to make his decision.
  • GSA Network News archives 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.gsanetwork.org [Source type: General]

.If he vetoes it, the Parliament can still override the veto and move forward with the bill.^ A first bill (H.R. 976) was vetoed by the President, and the veto was not overridden; this bill – now designated H.R. 3963 -- was again approved by the House with slight modifications on October 25, still lacking enough votes to override a veto.

^ I penned a steaming letter to my legislators telling them to override the bill, posted it on my blog, and forwarded it to my entire damned mailing list.
  • Vermont Governor Says He Will Veto Same-Sex Marriage Bill - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The bill was approved by a vote of 265 to 142, less than the two-thirdsneeded to override a veto.
  • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

.However, he is thought likely to sign the bill.^ Sign the damn bill into law and lets move on to things that DO affect us, like the horrible economy and job loss!
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Same-sex+marriage+becomes+law+in+NH&articleId=ac4816e1-7ac9-4694-b89c-b6174c8b6a87 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

[55] .Same-sex marriage will not come into force in Portugal until the bill is published in the Diário da República, the official gazette.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

The new law, if signed by the President, would come into force in April 2010.[56]
.The current governing party of Iceland has also recently hinted that it intends to reconstruct its marriage laws, thereby making them gender neutral.^ Gender-neutral marriage .
  • California family law bills list 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC www.redshift.com [Source type: Academic]
  • California family law bills list 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC www.redshift.com [Source type: Academic]

^ If governments were allowed to make religious laws (i.e.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "The Spanish government has approved a draft law which will legalize homosexual marriage.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[57] .In early July 2009, the minister of Slovenia announced that the country would likely legalize same-sex marriages in the near future after the government agreed that same-sex couples deserve to be entitled to all of the same benefits of opposite-sex couples.^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

[58] .In December 2009 the government approved a bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption and sent it to parliament.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[59] .The new government of Luxembourg has also announced its intention to legalize same-sex marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And opposite sex marriage is still legal.
  • Independent Gay Forum - Political Awakening? 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.indegayforum.org [Source type: Original source]

[60]
.Some Latin American nations have taken up such proposals, with the Justice Minister of Argentina working to submit a gender neutral law draft before the Congress.^ In the era of the Civil Rights movement, African Americans were not going to pack up and leave, laws had to be put into place to educate bigots.
  • Moonbattery: Homosexual Marriage Gets Its Nose in the Tent in North Carolina 20 November 2009 6:50 UTC www.moonbattery.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the law says that same sex marriages are equal to hetero ones, it’s not long before kids are growing up in a society that tells them that it doesn’t matter at all if they marry either gender.
  • » Maine Repeals Same-Sex “Marriage” Law | Denny Burk 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.dennyburk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof."
  • Get Gay Marriage Off the Ballot - Page 1 - The Daily Beast 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[61] .On 21 December 2009, Mexico City's Legislative Assembly legalized same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same - sex couples should be allowed to legally marry .

.The law was enacted eight days later and became effective in early March 2010.[62] Since then, same-sex marriage bills have been proposed in other Mexican states such as Morelos,[63] Puebla,[64] and Sonora.^ Obama has vocally opposed state bans on same-sex marriage” .
  • Obama and McCain oppose same-sex marriage; support some forms of civil unions « Vox Nova 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC vox-nova.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

[65] Michoacán,[66] Tabasco,[67] and Tamaulipas[68] are expected to follow later in 2010.
.Australia bans recognition of same-sex marriages at the federal level, but the current Australian Labor Party government favors synchronized state and territory registered partnership legislation (as in Tasmania and Victoria).^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And that is precisely the goal of same-sex marriage adovcates: for government recognition of marriage to end.
  • Same-sex Marriage and Change | Times & Seasons 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Australian Capital Territory offers civil partnerships.^ The remaining 38 States offer no legal Marriage, Civil Union or Domestic Partnership rights to same-sex couples.
  • NYC Protest and Civil Rights March Opposing Proposition 8 - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

^ "Symposium on Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships," Capital University Law Review , 30:221-408 (2002) (six articles) .
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

.New Zealand's Parliament rejected a bill that would have prohibited the recognition of same-sex marriage in New Zealand in December 2005. However, New Zealand's Marriage Act 1955 still only recognizes marriage rights for opposite-sex couples.^ As any rational person would recognize, it could only have the opposite effect.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

The marriage laws consider transsexuals who have undergone reassignment surgery as having changed sex for legal purposes, following Family Court and High Court of New Zealand decisions in 1995.
.Israel's High Court of Justice ruled to honor same-sex marriages granted in other countries even though Israel itself does not issue such licenses.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Court rulings define same-sex couples as families .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

A bill was raised in the Knesset (parliament) to rescind the High Court's ruling, but the Knesset has not advanced the bill since December 2006.
.In France in 2006, a 30-member non-quorum parliamentary commission of the French National Assembly published a 453-page Report on the Family and the Rights of Children, which rejected same-sex marriages.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage will deny children a right to a mother and a father."
  • Same-Sex Marriage 17 September 2009 18:37 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

[69]
.Same-sex marriage became legal in South Africa on 30 November 2006 when the Civil Unions Bill was enacted after having been passed by the South African Parliament earlier that month.^ Civil unions do not equal marriage.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.A ruling by the Constitutional Court on 1 December 2005 had imposed a deadline of 1 December 2006 to make same-sex marriage legal.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.South Africa became the fifth country, the first in Africa, and the second outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.In 2006, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo introduced legislation that prohibits same-sex marriages and criminalizes anyone who "performs, witnesses, aids or abets" such ceremonies.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[70] .Among the Igbo people of Nigeria, there are circumstances where a marriage between two women is allowed, such as when a woman has no child and the husband dies.^ Marriage is between a man and a woman!
  • Big racial, ethnic divide remains in L.A. on gay marriage, Times Poll finds [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Marriage is between one man and one woman!
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage is a bond between a man and a woman.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

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United States

.In the United States, although same-sex marriages are not recognized federally, same-sex couples can currently marry in five states (New Hampshire, Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut) and the District of Columbia and receive state level benefits.^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[72] .Additionally, several states offer civil unions or domestic partnerships, granting all or part of the state-level rights and responsibilities of marriage.^ Gays have civil unions with all the benefits.
  • The Fix - Iowa, Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Presidential Race 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Gay marriage is NOT a civil right.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Civil Unions protect some of these rights, but not all of them."
  • Same-Sex Marriage Bill REJECTED in New York State Senate - Gothamist 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[73][74] .Thirty-one states have put same-sex marriage on the ballot, but none have passed.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 1996, the United States Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage solely as a union between a couple of the opposite sex for all federal purposes and allowing for the non-recognition amongst the states.^ The 1996 U.S. Defense of Marriage Act allows states to refuse to recognize marriages performed elsewhere.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ US states pass initiatives to ban same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And opposite sex marriage is still legal.
  • Independent Gay Forum - Political Awakening? 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.indegayforum.org [Source type: Original source]

[75] President Barack Obama is opposed to same-sex marriage,[76] while he "supports full civil unions and federal rights for LGBT couples",[77] a full repeal of DOMA,[78] and called Proposition 8 "unnecessary".[79]

International organizations

.The terms of employment of the staff of international organizations (not commercial) in most cases are not governed by the laws of the country in which their offices are located.^ President Clinton was a chief executive of this country and dealt with this issue during his terms in office.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Homosexual advocacy organizations are among the most highly funded special interest groups in the country.
  • For Faith & Family 20 November 2009 6:50 UTC www.alliancenet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, in a country that is governed by the people, Christians do have a responsibility to stand for laws that affirm biblical truths and oppose laws that do not.
  • » Maine Repeals Same-Sex “Marriage” Law | Denny Burk 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.dennyburk.com [Source type: Original source]

Agreements with the host country safeguard these organizations' impartiality.
.Despite their relative independence, few organizations currently recognize same-sex partnerships without condition.^ This is the consequence of recognizing same-sex marriage.
  • Michelle Malkin » The insane rage of the same-sex marriage mob 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Domestic partnerships [non same-sex] .
  • California family law bills list 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC www.redshift.com [Source type: Academic]

^ MINNESOTA Current law: DOMA adopted as state law Legislation: State constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was introduced but died when the legislature adjourned May 14 without voting on the measure.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

.The agencies of the United Nations voluntarily discriminate between opposite-sex marriages and same-sex marriages, as well as discriminating between employees on the basis of nationality.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Navajo Nation bans same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.These organizations recognize same-sex marriages only if the country of citizenship of the employees in question recognizes the marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.In some cases, these organizations do offer a limited selection of the benefits normally provided to opposite-sex married couples to de facto partners or domestic partners of their staff, but even individuals who have entered into an opposite-sex civil union in their home country are not guaranteed full recognition of this union in all organizations.^ Civil-unions provide all the benefits except the name.
  • http://gamma.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Maine+vote+energizes+same-sex+marriage+foes&articleId=1ea59867-3165-4dde-9d8e-af0a6f177692 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC gamma.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gays have civil unions with all the benefits.
  • The Fix - Iowa, Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Presidential Race 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ They can marry the opposite sex today.
  • Big racial, ethnic divide remains in L.A. on gay marriage, Times Poll finds [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.However, the World Bank does recognize domestic partners.^ As I’ve blogged elsewhere, California does indeed grant substantially the same benefits under state law to registered domestic partners, as to married couples.
  • California Judges Order Gay Marriage | Times & Seasons 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: Original source]

[80]

Other legally recognized same-sex unions

.Civil unions, civil partnerships, domestic partnerships, registered partnerships, or unregistered partnership/unregistered co-habitation legal status offer varying portions of the legal benefits of marriage and are available to same-sex couples in: Andorra, Australia, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.^ Gays have civil unions with all the benefits.
  • The Fix - Iowa, Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Presidential Race 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Civil unions do not equal marriage.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

They are also available in parts of Argentina (Villa Carlos Paz, Río Cuarto, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Río Negro), Mexico (Coahuila and the Federal District) and the United States (California, Hawai'i, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Washington and the federal District of Columbia)[81]
.
Many advocates, such as this protester at a demonstration in New York City against California Proposition 8, reject the notion of civil unions.
^ New York City is too liberal.
  • Stop Scapegoating Black Folk on Proposition 8- Updated - Jack & Jill Politics 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.jackandjillpolitics.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am against civil unions.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Are you against “civil unions” as well?
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

[82] .U.S. Same-sex marriage movement activist Evan Wolfson does not feel civil unions are a replacement for full marriage equality.^ Civil unions do not equal marriage.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What threat do you feel in marriages between adults of the same sex?
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[83]
.In some countries with legal recognition the actual benefits are minimal.^ In some countries with legal recognition the actual benefits are minimal.
  • Same-sex marriage - Psychology Wiki 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC psychology.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Same-sex marriage - LGBT Info 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC lgbt.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Same-sex marriages - Marriage relationships divorce family talk 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC marriagepartner.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Same-Sex Marriage! 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC www.kipaddotta.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If polygamy is ever legalized in this country, it will go through its own process, which is actually different from that of LGBT people.
  • Mexico City Legalizes Same Sex Marriage | The Moderate Voice 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC themoderatevoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you’re talking about some sort of legal recognition that’s just a shortcut to what can be done by contract (eg inheritance rights), I don’t object to such legal recongition.
  • Same-sex Marriage in Canada — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many people consider civil unions, even those that grant equal rights, inadequate, as they create a separate status, and think they should be replaced by gender-neutral marriage.^ Civil unions do not equal marriage.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If civil unions give the same rights as marriage then they are equal but if they dont then there is a problem.
  • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ That's redefining marriage, not granting an existing right.
  • Long legal battle ends on same-sex marriage- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.nhregister.com [Source type: Original source]

[84]

Australia

.In Australia, Commonwealth law prohibits the recognition of same-sex marriage under the Marriage Act 1961.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, in every Australian government jurisdiction a wide range of rights to de facto same-sex couples is exactly equal to those afforded to de facto opposite-sex couples is provided.^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So are same sex couples.
  • The American Spectator : Seesawing Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC spectator.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And it's not between two same-sex couples.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.These rights are gained without registration, under a status called "unregistered cohabitation".^ Since they are our largest voting constituency I believe these stereotypes are getting in our way of gaining the equal rights that we deserve under our constitution.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Revisited — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex couples can continue to enter civil unions, which give them the same legal rights and privileges in Connecticut as married couples without the status of being married.
  • Long legal battle ends on same-sex marriage- The New Haven Register - Serving New Haven, Connecticut 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.nhregister.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have no problem with same sex couples getting legal status and rights, just dont call it marriage.
  • The American Spectator : Seesawing Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC spectator.org [Source type: Original source]

.Furthermore, formal domestic partnership registries exist in Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.^ If prop 8 passes, what the children will be taught in health education is that same sex domestic partnerships exist and what the health issues are with respect to them.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Domestic partnership registry runs afoul of Ohio Constitution .

^ "Symposium on Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships," Capital University Law Review , 30:221-408 (2002) (six articles) .
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Since 1 July 2009, same-sex couples are recognised as de facto partners in a wide range of legislation in every Australian government jurisdiction, including superannuation, social security, health care and taxation.^ Since then, in 2009, Norway and Sweden have recognized same sex marriage.
  • Same-sex Marriage and Change | Times & Seasons 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I hate when same-sex couples are disrespected.
  • Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Age and State » Sociological Images 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC contexts.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Full Same-sex partners' rights?
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

[85] .In 2007, Grace Abrams and Fiona Power became Australia's first legally recognized same-sex married couple after Grace Abrams had gender-modification surgery and was later officially granted a passport with female status.^ No, they do recognize the legal status.
  • The Same-Sex Marriage debate, greatly simplified : Pharyngula 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage became legal today!
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And it's not between two same-sex couples.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[86]

Europe

Laws regarding same-sex partnerships in Europe      Same-sex marriage      Other type of partnership      Unregistered cohabitation      Issue under political consideration      Unrecognized      Constitution limits marriage to man–woman
  
.In Denmark, Finland, Hungary and Iceland, a registered partnership is "nearly" equal to marriage, including legal joint adoption rights in Denmark and Iceland.^ Gay marriage is not an equal rights issue.
  • The Right Argument Against Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC watersofmormon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You need to legalize gay marriage and equal rights for everyone.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Massachusetts allows gay couples to marry; California has domestic partnerships that bring full marriage rights.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

Finland and Greenland have biological adoption only (no joint adoption). .These partnership laws are short laws that state that wherever the word "marriage" appears in the country's law, it will now also be construed to mean "registered partnership", and wherever the word "spouse" appears, it will now also be construed to mean "registered partner" — thereby transferring the body of marriage laws onto same-sex couples in registered partnerships.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the United Kingdom, civil partnerships were introduced in 2005. The law gives civil partners the same benefits and associated legal rights of marriage; ranging from tax exemptions and joint property rights, to next-of-kin status and shared parenting responsibilities.^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Atheists have the same rights to marriage as everyone else.
  • The Anonymous Liberal: Marriage Equality in Iowa 15 September 2009 22:51 UTC www.anonymousliberal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership.
  • Independent Gay Forum - Political Awakening? 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.indegayforum.org [Source type: Original source]

The one notable exception is the use of courtesy titles by the partner of a male peer or knight. .In the first year, 16,100 ceremonies took place.^ It also appears it'll be less than 100+ years that it took from civil war to the Civil Rights Movement as the generation under 30 overwhelmingly supports gays rights to marry.
  • http://gamma.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Maine+vote+energizes+same-sex+marriage+foes&articleId=1ea59867-3165-4dde-9d8e-af0a6f177692 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC gamma.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ten years later, the first National March for Lesbian and Gay Rights was held in Washington, D.C., attended by over 100,000 LGBT people and their supporters.

^ My sister-in-law's Ceremony took place at the Court House by the JoP without any religious representation on-scene.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

[87] .Civil unions in New Zealand are identical to British civil partnerships in their association with equivalent spousal rights and responsibilities to marriage.^ Gay marriage is NOT a civil right.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A civil union accomplishes the same goal with all the same rights as a marriage.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It will also (sort of) get to retain their civil right as Marriage.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

Transgender and intersex persons

.When sex is defined legally, it may be defined by any one of several criteria: the XY sex-determination system, the type of gonads, or the type of external sexual features.^ ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SAME-SEX LEGISLATION PASSING!- Today is the one year anniversary of legal same-sex marriages in Massachusetts!
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But while same-sex marriage may be the most stark example of how redefining marriage undermines the social function marriage serves, it is not the only one.
  • The Howard Center: The Family In America 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC www.profam.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think the very simple fact is that, though men may dream of having several wives, and women may dream of several husbands, very few people dream of being one of those several wives or husbands.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

.Consequently, both transsexuals and intersexed individuals may be legally categorized into confusing gray areas, and could be prohibited from marrying partners of the "opposite" sex or permitted to marry partners of the "same" sex due to legal distinctions.^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They can marry the opposite sex today.
  • Big racial, ethnic divide remains in L.A. on gay marriage, Times Poll finds [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Same - sex couples should be allowed to legally marry .

.This could result in long-term marriages, as well as recent same-sex marriages, being overturned.^ U.S. sued for benefits for same-sex marriages .
  • Same-Sex Marriage: News & Videos about Same-Sex Marriage - CNN.com 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Same-Sex Marriage: News & Videos about Same-Sex Marriage - CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The Bible and same-sex marriage .
  • Same-sex marriage@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Same-Sex Marriage and the Law@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

The problems of defining gender by the existence/non-existence of gonads or certain sexual features is complicated by the existence of surgical methods to alter these features. .Estimates[88] run as high as 1 percent of live births exhibiting some degree of sexual ambiguity, and between 0.1% and 0.2% of live births being ambiguous enough to become the subject of specialist medical attention, including sometimes involuntary surgery to address their sexual ambiguity.^ Ghost of Wellstone obviously doesn't get the fact that it's not about 'gays' living their lives, it's about normal people being forced to declare it normal when it is actually a sick distortion of the sexual act.
  • Moonbattery: Homosexual Marriage Gets Its Nose in the Tent in North Carolina 20 November 2009 6:50 UTC www.moonbattery.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Anecdotally, on the Kurtz book: as the spouse of a Dutch woman, and having lived for some time in Amsterdam, I can unequivocally attest that the causality runs in the opposite direction from that asserted by Kurtz.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Revisited — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In some tribes within our world their are "rites of passage" ceremonies that include the instruction of boys from men in the various sexual contact processes that they will encounter in their lives including homosexual contact.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

[89]
.In any legal jurisdiction where marriages are defined without distinction of a requirement of a male and female, these complications do not occur.^ That required a male-female relationship.
  • Same-Sex Marriage 17 September 2009 18:37 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Does not the legalization of gay marriage “disintegrate” the family so defined?
  • California Judges Order Gay Marriage | Times & Seasons 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The homosexual couples (and hetero couples who don't "do" church) will just have to settle for a legal contract that gives them both the rights and privileges of marriage, but without the religious blessing.
  • The American Spectator : Seesawing Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC spectator.org [Source type: Original source]

.In addition, some legal jurisdictions recognize a legal and official change of gender, which would allow a transsexual to be legally married in accordance with an adopted gender identity.^ Allowed to get legally married .

^ It would change some minds.
  • Same-sex marriage and hypocrisy? « By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC bycommonconsent.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same - sex couples should be allowed to legally marry .

[90]
.In the United Kingdom, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 allows a person who has lived in their chosen gender for at least two years to receive a gender recognition certificate officially recognizing their new gender.^ The 1996 U.S. Defense of Marriage Act allows states to refuse to recognize marriages performed elsewhere.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Maxis has obviously chosen a neutrally realistic stance on gay marriage by accurately reproducing the situation: homosexuality exists, but at this point in time, most 'officials' do not recognize gay marriage.
  • Ian Bogost - Water Cooler Games - No gay marriage in The Sims 2? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.bogost.com [Source type: General]

^ Well-written, interesting, thoughtful, even if I don't agree with the conclusions (I'm a 30-year-old straight male who is for state recognition of gay marriage and then allow religions do with it what they will).
  • The Right Argument Against Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC watersofmormon.org [Source type: Original source]

.Because in the UK marriages are for mixed-sex couples and civil partnerships are for same-sex couples, a person must dissolve his/her marriage or civil partnership before obtaining a gender recognition certificate.^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.Such persons are then free to enter or re-enter civil partnerships or marriages in accordance with their newly recognized gender identity.^ Marriage helps to perserve gender identity.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While he personally does not 'believe' in same-sex marriage, he still supported civil rights.
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Same-sex+marriage+becomes+law+in+NH&articleId=ac4816e1-7ac9-4694-b89c-b6174c8b6a87 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Just as marriage in its present form has evolved such that two consenting adults, presumably in love, choose freely and fully to marry the person of their choice.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the United States, transsexual and intersexual marriages typically run into the complications detailed above.^ The United States government has poured millions of dollars into democracy training for Iraqi women, and more than 1,800 Americans have died for Iraqi freedom.

^ In those states where marriage amendments have been put into effect, is it illegal for homosexuals to marry each other in a church in a private ceremony?
  • » Maine Repeals Same-Sex “Marriage” Law | Denny Burk 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.dennyburk.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage in the United States shall consist only of a legal union of one man and one woman.
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

.As definitions and enforcement of marriage are defined by the states, these complications vary from state to state.^ The state has the power and authority to define marriage...
  • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ In April, when the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously struck down a state law defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman, Rep.
  • Think Progress » King: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘A Purely Socialist Concept’ 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the states we have seen - umm - I think six hetero marriages terminated by divorce these last seven years.
  • Bj�rn St�rk blog - A gay Scandinavian war on marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.bearstrong.net [Source type: Original source]

[91]

Controversy

.While few societies have recognized same-sex unions as marriages, the historical and anthropological record reveals a large range of attitudes towards same-sex unions ranging from praise, to sympathetic toleration, to indifference, to prohibition.^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This amendment includes not recognizing same-sex marriages from other states.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.Opponents of same-sex marriages have argued that recognition of same-sex marriages would erode religious freedoms,[92] and that same-sex marriage, while doing good for the couples that participate in them and the children they are raising, undermines a right of children to be raised by their biological mother and father.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex couples already can reproduce biologically.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage will deny children a right to a mother and a father."
  • Same-Sex Marriage 17 September 2009 18:37 UTC www.inplainsite.org [Source type: Original source]

[93]
.Some supporters of same-sex marriages take the view that the government should have no role in regulating personal relationships,[94] while others argue that same-sex marriages would provide social benefits to same-sex couples.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

[95] A 2004 Statement by the American Anthropological Association states that there is no evidence that society needs to maintain "marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution", and, further, that same-sex unions can "contribute to stable and humane societies."[96] The American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, and National Association of Social Workers state: ".There is no scientific basis for distinguishing between same-sex couples and heterosexual couples with respect to the legal rights, obligations, benefits, and burdens conferred by civil marriage.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

... .Empirical research has consistently shown that lesbian and gay parents do not differ from heterosexuals in their parenting skills, and their children do not show any deficits compared to children raised by heterosexual parents....^ Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  • Bj�rn St�rk blog - A gay Scandinavian war on marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.bearstrong.net [Source type: Original source]
  • The Same-Sex Marriage debate, greatly simplified : Pharyngula 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

^ On the contrary, results of research suggest that lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy environments for their children.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

[I]f their parents are allowed to marry, the children of same-sex couples will benefit not only from the legal stability and other familial benefits that marriage provides, but also from elimination of state-sponsored stigmatization of their families."[97]
.The debate regarding same-sex marriages includes debate based upon social viewpoints as well as debate based on majority rules, religious convictions, economic arguments, health-related concerns, and a variety of other issues.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

Judicial and legislative

.A "majority rules" position regards same-sex marriage as void and illegal unless it has been accepted by a simple majority of voters or of their elected representatives.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Arizona voters approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[98] .In contrast, a civil-rights view holds that, after carefully studying both sides of the controversy, an impartial judiciary, in upholding its constitutional duties, should decide whether the right to marry regardless of the gender of the participants is constitutionally guaranteed.^ They should absolutely have civil legal rights but they can’t be married.
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Same-sex+marriage+becomes+law+in+NH&articleId=ac4816e1-7ac9-4694-b89c-b6174c8b6a87 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is neither a civil right nor a duty.
  • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ The law should guarantee equal rights to everyone in terms of civil rights and duties.
  • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

[99]
.In general, the legal effect marriage has on same-sex couples when marriage licenses are issued to them and honored by the states in which they live is indistinguishable from any other legal effect marriage has on any other couple under state law.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

.The United States has developed extensive case law and legislation addressing the nuance of American legal conceptions of equality before the law.^ The United States government has poured millions of dollars into democracy training for Iraqi women, and more than 1,800 Americans have died for Iraqi freedom.

^ Merin, Yuval, Equality for Same-Sex Couples : the Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States ( University of Chicago Press, 2002) [ call no.
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Legislation strengthening the state's existing DOMA law was approved.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

Religion

.Arguments on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are often made on religious grounds and/or formulated in terms of religious doctrine.^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage was never a religious term.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

.One source of controversy is how same-sex marriage affects freedom of religion.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[92][100][101][102][103][104][105] .Many churches (citing their religious beliefs) refuse to provide employment, public accommodations, adoption services and other benefits to same-sex couples.^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Christians (and others) motivated by their religious beliefs.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So are same sex couples.
  • The American Spectator : Seesawing Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC spectator.org [Source type: Original source]

[106][107] .Some areas have made special provisions for religious protections.^ So was I. My partner and I have made multiple visits to lawyers, all in an attempt to mimic just some of the protections that my parents had as legal spouses.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Schumer backs same-sex marriage - POLITICO.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

[108]
.Many Christian groups have been vocal and politically active in opposing same-sex marriage laws in the United States.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

.Christians opposed to same-sex marriage have claimed that extending marriage rights to same-sex couples could undercut the conventional purpose of marriage, or would be contrary to God's will.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[109][110][111][112][113][114] .Christian opposition to same-sex marriage also comes from the belief that same-sex marriage normalizes homosexual behavior and would encourage it, instead of encouraging resistance to same-sex attraction.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[111]
.Christian supporters of same-sex marriage have claimed that marriage rights for same-sex couples strengthens the institution of marriage and provides legal protection for children of gay and lesbian parents.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Gay couples call on NY Senate to OK same-sex marriage” .

.Biblical apologetics for same-sex marriage rights include arguments that the word "homosexual", as found in many modern versions of the Bible, is an inaccurate translation of what is found in the original biblical texts.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In the original text, the first sentence was the same.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[115][116] .Neither Vine's Expository Dictionary nor Strong's Concordance (two significant bible reference works) contains the word "homosexual". There also is no direct biblical prohibition of marriage rights for same-sex couples.^ Strong same-sex 'marriage' push in Minn.

^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Certain biblical texts used by non-affirming Christian organizations to condemn homosexuality, and by extension same-sex marriage, may refer only to specific sex acts and idolatrous worship lacking any relevance to contemporary same-sex relationships.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[117] .Supporting marriage rights for gays and lesbians is viewed by affirming Christians as a Christ-like commitment to the equality and dignity of all persons.^ A politician telling gay supporters that he supports gay marriage?
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Schumer backs same-sex marriage - POLITICO.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My paper supports gay marriage and so do i.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The younger generation supports gay marriage.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

[118][119][120] .The United Church of Canada asserts that "human sexual orientations, whether heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual, are a gift from God."^ Do heterosexuals freely choose their sexual orientation?
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Same-sex+marriage+becomes+law+in+NH&articleId=ac4816e1-7ac9-4694-b89c-b6174c8b6a87 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Human beings are sexual beings, whichever their orientation.
  • Catholic America: Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I can go for months without being called heterosexual, nobody calls me heterosexual with maliciousness, and people can use terms that describe my sexual orientation as a positive (i.e.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

[121]
.Unitarian Universalism, a liberal faith tradition, supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

^ Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage .
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

.It has taken an active role advocating for LGBT rights and same-sex marriages are often performed in UU congregations.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

.Judaism, like Christianity, contains varying views on the issue of marriage rights, both politically and religiously, for same-sex couples.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many Orthodox Jews maintain the traditional Jewish bans on both sexual acts and marriages amongst members of the same sex,[122] but other orthodox rabbis, such as Steven Greenberg, disagree.^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

^ Los Angeles Times "By banning same-sex marriages, Prop.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some Conservative Jews reject recognition of same-sex unions as marriages, but permit celebration of commitment ceremonies, while others recognize same-sex marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

[123] .The Union for Reform Judaism (formerly known as the Union of American Hebrew Congregations) supports the inclusion of same-sex unions within the definition of marriage.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

^ Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage .
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

[124] The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation leaves the choice to individual rabbis.[125]
.From the Islamic perspective, a majority of Muslim legal scholars cite the rulings of Muhammad and the story of Lot in Sodom as condemnation of homosexuality.^ Tony C. But actually, from a legal perspective, isn't the whole struggle about whether or not homosexuality is a genetic trait a moot point?
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Brad: But actually, from a legal perspective, isn't the whole struggle about whether or not homosexuality is a genetic trait a moot point?
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Return of 'hate crimes' plan looms in Congress Legal crackdown on bibli ca l condemnation of homosexuality feared http://www.worldnetdaily.com/ .

.Given that Islam views marriage as an exchange between two parties of protection and security for exclusive sexual and reproductive rights, same-sex marriages cannot be considered legal within the constrains of a Muslim marriage.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, this ruling does not prevent them from occurring.^ The ruling does not guarantee, however, that same-sex couples will not ultimately be able to get married in California.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

[126]
.Buddhist scripture and teachings do not take a consistent stance against homosexuality, and do not specifically proscribe nor endorse same-sex marriage; thus, there is no unified stance for or against the practice.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[127]
.Pagan and Wiccan communities are often supportive of same-sex marriages.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

Children and the family

.There is ample evidence to show that children raised by same-gender parents fare as well as those raised by heterosexual parents.^ But there is no evidence that they do any worse when raised by two parents of the same sex.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The court is now protecting the children of same sex parents in gay families in the same way children are protected with heterosexual couples in heterosexual families Jill Hersh, lawyer .

^ Therefore, the burden is on the proponents of homosexual parenting to prove that moving further away from the heterosexual parenting model is appropriate and safe for children.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

.More than 25 years of research have documented that there is no relationship between parents' sexual orientation and any measure of a child's emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral adjustment.^ It can not be measured or defined in terms of sexual orientation."
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm also of the mind that there is no deviant sexual behavior between consenting adults, so where is the immorality?
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are years of research that back that up.
  • Branstad Issues Statement on Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC theiowarepublican.com [Source type: Original source]

.These data have demonstrated no risk to children as a result of growing up in a family with 1 or more gay parents.^ No gays speaking up?
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What if our gay children grow up in a country that doesn't hate them?
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It also causes suffering for the children of gay couples by denying them a stable and secure family.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

[128] .If gay, lesbian, or bisexual parents were inherently less capable than otherwise comparable heterosexual parents, their children would evidence problems regardless of the type of sample.^ Funny how there is only one male couple and all lesbian couples - we all know the gay men are so not the marrying type having to do "open relationships", etc.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Legal in California - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think we need to worry more about heterosexual Bank CEO's robbing their banks and their wives not testifying against them than we have to worry about two gay Mafioso's.
  • Ben Smith's Blog: Schumer backs same-sex marriage - POLITICO.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No less a public luminary than Gore Vidal (himself in a long-term gay relationship) believed exactly this same thing.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

This pattern clearly has not been observed. .Given the consistent failures in this research literature to disprove the null hypothesis, the burden of empirical proof is on those who argue that the children of sexual minority parents fare worse than the children of heterosexual parents.^ What about those who can't have children?
  • The Right Argument Against Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC watersofmormon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We provide families, stability and endless love to all these foster care children, who would otherwise grow older without parents.
  • Portugal's Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation defines transgender peopleas those who feel an innate sense of gender other than their birth sex.
  • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

[129] .No research supports the widely held conviction that the gender of parents matters for child well-being.^ To the NYS senate: You NO voters should be ashamed of yourselves,how dare you look out for the well-being of the basic building block for society.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Surely its better to have two parents than one, regardless of them being the same gender.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If she chooses to bring an infant into the world with it (read; give birth to) then she is responsible for the well-being of that child.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

[130]
.Professor Judith Stacey, of New York University, stated: “Rarely is there as much consensus in any area of social science as in the case of gay parenting, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics and all of the major professional organizations with expertise in child welfare have issued reports and resolutions in support of gay and lesbian parental rights”.^ So all "civil rights issues" need to be approved by African Americans?
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ New York University Press, 2000) .
  • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Gay and lesbian parenting enjoys broad support from medical experts.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

[131] .These organizations include the American Academy of Pediatrics,[128] the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,[132] the American Psychiatric Association,[133] the American Psychological Association [134], the American Psychoanalytic Association [135], the National Association of Social Workers,[97] the Child Welfare League of America,[136] the North American Council on Adoptable Children,[137] and Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).^ Organizations that have officially supported adoption by same-sex couples include the American Psychological Association, the Child Welfare League of America, the American Bar Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Direct the work of The Respect For All National Coalition (a partnership with the National Education Association, Child Welfare League of America, Association of Children’s Museums, National Association of School Psychologists, and the After School Alliance) to provide professional development in conjunction with our films in cities across the country.
  • GSA Network News archives 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.gsanetwork.org [Source type: General]

^ PS: The fact that a society calls itself "the American Association of something or other" does not actually indicate that it authoritatively speaks for the majority of something or other in America.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

.CPA is concerned that some persons and institutions are mis-interpreting the findings of psychological research to support their positions, when their positions are more accurately based on other systems of belief or values.^ Within that, though, some of us get to easily designate one person we love as getting a huge array of rights and duties; others do not.
  • The Same-Sex Marriage debate, greatly simplified : Pharyngula 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Still, Concerned Christian, you seem to be in some kind of desperate position for someone to find a pill to eliminate sexual drives or intimacy.
  • Catholic America: Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think I will mail her my extra dildo (with instructions)so she can find more interesting things to do with her free time …enough of this tired subject already.
  • Think Progress » Musgrave: Gay Marriage ‘Is The Most Important Issue That We Face Today’ 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[138]
.The vast majority of families in the United States today are not the "middle class family with a bread-winning father and a stay-at-home mother, married to each other and raising their biological children" that has been viewed as the norm.^ A family is a mother and father and kids.
  • Big racial, ethnic divide remains in L.A. on gay marriage, Times Poll finds [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity.
  • Gay marriage could become big issue in Iowa - Jonathan Martin's Blog - Politico.com 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And i refuse to accept that raising a child without a mother/father will not affect it.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

.Since the end of the 1980’s, it has been well established that children and adolescents can adjust just as well in nontraditional settings as in traditional settings.^ I really have no right to be dissappointed or impressed by any community at larger since in the end, we are all just individuals.
  • Big racial, ethnic divide remains in L.A. on gay marriage, Times Poll finds [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Most of these things people try to avoid but what doesn't set well is when those same people believe it's their right so you should just live with it.
  • » Maine Agrees With Obama: No Same Sex Marriage - Big Government 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I just pray he doesn't contract HIV. But I guess that wouldn't bother you either since you obviously are well aware of the gay scene and accept it as normal.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

[139] .The family studies literature indicates that it is family processes (such as the quality of parenting and relationships within the family) that contribute to determining children’s well-being and ‘outcomes’, rather than family structures, per se, such as the number, gender, sexuality and co-habitation status of parents.^ Children will lose their status as nonsexual beings.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The most powerful predictors of children's future success is typically hinged on two things: The economic status of the parents and having a loving and supporting upbringing.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We think "gay marriage" is and should be a states' rights issue, resolved through the legislative process rather than the judiciary.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Love, War – and Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: Original source]

[140]
.Opponents of same-sex marriage without any evidence[97][138] claim that children do best with both a mother and a father, and that therefore the state should encourage the traditional family structure by granting it a special status.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The state should not have its hands in marriage, period.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

.They say that children should have a right to be raised by both a father and a mother and that the government should not support a marriage that cannot offer that.^ (He says they're right.
  • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

^ They also have children outside marriage.
  • Bj�rn St�rk blog - A gay Scandinavian war on marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.bearstrong.net [Source type: Original source]

^ They will say it is their right.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

[141][142][143][144][145] .Same-sex marriage opponent Maggie Gallagher claims that legal marriage is a way of encouraging monogamy and commitment by those who may create children through their sexual coupling.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex marriage is legal, they noted.
  • Michelle Malkin » First graders take school field trip…to teacher’s gay wedding 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[146] .Some groups believe that children raised by homosexual parents also develop homosexual or bisexual preferences[147] or are more likely to have a same-sex relationship.^ I do not believe in homosexuality or same sex marraige, its immoral and an abomination.
  • Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Age and State » Sociological Images 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC contexts.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can you have a same-sex relationship?
  • Ian Bogost - Water Cooler Games - No gay marriage in The Sims 2? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.bogost.com [Source type: General]

^ There are nore homosexuals than you may want to believe wo do live and remain with in their heterosexual relationships for the sake of having children and raising them.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

[148][149][150]
.Proponents of same-sex marriage contend that by expanding marriage to LGBT individuals the state actually protects the rights of all married couples and, if they have any, of their children without discrimination while in no way affecting the rights of opposite sex married couples and their children, natural or adopted.^ Obama has vocally opposed state bans on same-sex marriage” .
  • Obama and McCain oppose same-sex marriage; support some forms of civil unions « Vox Nova 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC vox-nova.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

[151]
.A study on marriage statistics of opposite-sex married couples by researcher Darren Spedale found that 15 years after Denmark had granted same-sex couples marriage-like partnership status, rates of opposite-sex marriage in those countries had gone up, and rates of opposite-sex divorce had gone down.^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.He found the same results in each of Sweden and Norway a decade after they had passed their own such laws.^ If this had been an illegal law by the legislature I could understand, but this was an actual law that the people of california decided they wanted passed.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown has also said that he believes marriage is a state issue and that each state should be free to make its own law regarding same-sex marriage.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So when the People later pass a lawthat conflicts with that Constitution, permitting such a law would, in fact, be imposing the will of the judiciary on the people.
  • Same Sex Marriage in California « Whatever 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC whatever.scalzi.com [Source type: Original source]

.He says this is evidence that same-sex unions do not have a negative effect on traditional marriages, which he says would also apply to same-sex marriages.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[152]
.However, a study on same-sex partnerships in Norway and Sweden found that short-term divorce risks are higher in same-sex partnerships than in opposite-sex marriages.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So what does all this have to do with same-sex-marriage?
  • Same-Sex Marriage Revisited — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

[153] .The authors stated that this may be due to same-sex couples' "non-involvement in joint parenthood" and "lower exposure to normative pressure about the necessity of life-long unions."^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Oregon’s same-sex couples opt for union, 70% are lesbians .

^ And it's not between two same-sex couples.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[153]
.A multi-method, multi-informant comparison of community samples of committed gay male and lesbian (30 participants each) couples with both committed (50 young engaged and 40 older married participants) and non-committed (109 exclusively dating) opposite-sex pairs was conducted in 2008.[154] Results indicated that individuals in committed same-sex relationships were generally not distinguishable from their committed opposite-sex counterparts.^ They can marry the opposite sex today.
  • Big racial, ethnic divide remains in L.A. on gay marriage, Times Poll finds [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Of the 50-60 gay couples I know 46 are in committed relationships.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is the same with gays and lesbians.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

Marriage privatization

.A libertarian argument for marriage privatization holds that the state has no role in defining the terms whereby individuals contract to arrange their personal relationships, regardless of sexual orientation.^ It is a personal contract regulated by the state.
  • Catholic America: Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The state has the power and authority to define marriage...
  • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ "Civil Marriage" as I defined it would cover all non-religious aspects of any relationship between two person as sanctioned by the state providing all the equalities of benefits presently assignged to the term "marriage".
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

[155][156][157] .People holding this viewpoint argue that the state should have a limited role or no role in defining marriage, only in enforcing those contracts people construct themselves and willfully enter.^ The State Assembly should be ashamed of themselves.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But then the state should be able to say “no straight marriage” too.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage should be religious-only.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

.The rights granted to a married couple exceed those that can be mutually granted by two people to each other contractually, and also involve rights granted by the state.^ What is to be gained by withholding this right to two people who love each other?
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But because of the Defense of Marriage Act enacted in 1996 the U.S. Federal Government is not required to provide me with any of the 1,138 rights guaranteed to married heterosexual couples.
  • NYC Protest and Civil Rights March Opposing Proposition 8 - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

^ No one should be foolish enough to be fooled into giving women the right to marry each other (regardless of sexual preference) and seize chattel control over the institutions of family, marriage and the welfare state.
  • Perez Hilton: Khloe Supports Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[158][159][160]
.Those following this line of reasoning believe that efforts to "legitimize" same-sex marriages as a state institution are backwards-looking, and will have the effect of expanding state influence into personal affairs where state influence already does not belong.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While he personally does not 'believe' in same-sex marriage, he still supported civil rights.
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Same-sex+marriage+becomes+law+in+NH&articleId=ac4816e1-7ac9-4694-b89c-b6174c8b6a87 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: Original source]

.People opposing same-sex marriages on these grounds, also support scaling back the definition by the state of contractual obligations between opposite sex partners to a same or similar degree.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage is a legal, state-certified arrangement between people.
  • Think Progress » Musgrave: Gay Marriage ‘Is The Most Important Issue That We Face Today’ 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

Education controversy

.The subject of how the legalization of same-sex marriage affects public education is a source of controversy.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

^ Maplewood pushing state to legalize same-sex marriages .

[161][162] .An argument sometimes used by supporters is that teaching about same-sex marriage in schools will help children to be more open minded by exposing them to different types of families.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[163] .There is concern from opponents of same-sex marriage that it will undermine parental rights over their children's education.^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

[164][165]
.There is also concern that the information being presented might not be accurate,[166][167] omits medical, psychological and legal impacts of homosexuality,[168] and might not be appropriate for the age group.^ Though it is not the same as marriage, it does have many of the same legal benefits of marriage such as being able to make medical decisions and receive health benefits for your partner.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even if you limit the analysis to those with at least a college degree, there is still a substantial divergence of opinion across age groups.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Revisited — Crooked Timber 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To which I simply reply, as I did in my previous article: Do you think the fact that homosexuals are legally prohibited from seeking a recognized monogamous relationship might have something to do with that?
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

[169] .There has also been controversy that educators who disagree may be punished.^ You may think there are others, probably as politically active as you, who are targeted.
  • The Fix - Iowa, Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Presidential Race 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ You may think its wrong but there are still those who think its right..
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Look, there may be some bad apples who want to make a fuss but the ultimate goal in the very end is the status quo.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Love, War – and Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: Original source]

[168][170][171]

Effects of same-sex marriage

The American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association and National Association of Social Workers have stated in an Amicus curiae brief presented to the Supreme Court of the State of California[97]:
.Homosexuality is neither a disorder nor a disease, but rather a normal variant of human sexual orientation.^ Human beings are sexual beings, whichever their orientation.
  • Catholic America: Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Those of you talking about SEXUALLY transmitted diseases need to remember that they are called sexually transmitted diseases and not homosexually transmitted diseases.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rather than appease homosexuals and aid in their spread of the disorder, it should be the responsibility of all those not infected to assist in any way they can to confront the problem and irradicate it.
  • Big racial, ethnic divide remains in L.A. on gay marriage, Times Poll finds [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.The vast majority of gay and lesbian individuals lead happy, healthy, well-adjusted, and productive lives.^ The absence of children in the vast majority of gay households ...
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Just because there are people who are Gay or Lesbian doesn't mean that people should deny other people their rights when we are people as well.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The first Mormons were persecuted by the American majority , and were compelled to emigrate to Utah where they could live unmolested, much like gays and lesbians who lived in the urban ghettos last century.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

.Many gay and lesbian people are in a committed same-sex relationship.^ It is the same with gays and lesbians.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Gay and lesbian people fall in love.

^ Can you have a same-sex relationship?
  • Ian Bogost - Water Cooler Games - No gay marriage in The Sims 2? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.bogost.com [Source type: General]

In their essential psychological respects, these relationships are equivalent to heterosexual relationships. .The institution of marriage affords individuals a variety of benefits that have a favorable impact on their physical and psychological well-being.^ So, while they clearly have a civil union, most would recognize their relationship as being a "marriage" as well.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Please explain, in your own words, just how gay marriage is a "threat to the health and well being ..."
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All that remains is the symbolic issues associating marriage with "a good thing" as really the only remaining justification for state sanctioned special privileges favoring the institution over single individuals.
  • The Same-Sex Marriage debate, greatly simplified : Pharyngula 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.A large number of children are currently being raised by lesbians and gay men, both in same-sex couples and as single parents.^ Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  • The Same-Sex Marriage debate, greatly simplified : Pharyngula 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is the same with gays and lesbians.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You speculate that children would be harmed by being raised by gay parents.
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

.Empirical research has consistently shown that lesbian and gay parents do not differ from heterosexuals in their parenting skills, and their children do not show any deficits compared to children raised by heterosexual parents.^ The comment of, who raised gay children?
  • Philosophy, et cetera: Gay Marriage Arguments 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.philosophyetc.net [Source type: Original source]

^ On the contrary, results of research suggest that lesbian and gay parents are as likely as heterosexual parents to provide supportive and healthy environments for their children.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The court further noted that the County failed to show how the best interests of children of gay and lesbian parents, who are denied an environment supported by the benefits of marriage under the statute, are served by the ban, or how the ban benefits the interests of children of heterosexual parents.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

.State policies that bar same-sex couples from marrying are based solely on sexual orientation.^ Same - sex couples should be allowed to legally marry .

^ You personally will never be forced to marry a person of the same sex by the state.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And it's not between two same-sex couples.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Clinton speaks out on decision to support same-sex marriage « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 0:47 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

As such, they are both a consequence of the stigma historically attached to homosexuality, and a structural manifestation of that stigma. .By allowing same-sex couples to marry, the Court would end the antigay stigma imposed by the State of California through its ban on marriage rights for same-sex couples.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Massachusetts allows gay couples to marry; California has domestic partnerships that bring full marriage rights.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.In addition, allowing same-sex couples to marry would give them access to the social support that already facilitates and strengthens heterosexual marriages, with all of the psychological and physical health benefits associated with that support.^ McCain supports extending certain rights and benefits to same-sex couples.
  • Obama and McCain oppose same-sex marriage; support some forms of civil unions « Vox Nova 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC vox-nova.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex couples already can reproduce biologically.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

.In addition, if their parents are allowed to marry, the children of same-sex couples will benefit not only from the legal stability and other familial benefits that marriage provides, but also from elimination of state-sponsored stigmatization of their families.^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.There is no scientific basis for distinguishing between same-sex couples and heterosexual couples with respect to the legal rights, obligations, benefits, and burdens conferred by civil marriage.^ Alabama already had a law prohibiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But make no mistake, Christians have no right to same sex marriage.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: A Christian case for same-sex marriage - John Bryson Chane 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ UK grants "joint rights" to same-sex couples .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

The Canadian Psychological Association has stated in 2006[138]:
.The literature (including the literature on which opponents to marriage of same-sex couples appear to rely) indicates that parents’ financial, psychological and physical well-being is enhanced by marriage and that children benefit from being raised by two parents within a legally-recognized union.^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.As the CPA stated in 2003, the stressors encountered by gay and lesbian parents and their children are more likely the result of the way in which society treats them than because of any deficiencies in fitness to parent.^ I like the way it's stated here .
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What’s more important than the foundation of society, which is how children are raised?
  • Catholic America: Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is why it will more than likely pass.
  • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

.The CPA recognizes and appreciates that persons and institutions are entitled to their opinions and positions on this issue.^ Personally, I’m annoyed that the STATE continues to recognize and distribute SPECIAL benefits on the basis of a RELIGIOUS institution.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, CPA is concerned that some are mis-interpreting the findings of psychological research to support their positions, when their positions are more accurately based on other systems of belief or values.^ This is an issue that has two sides: Those who treat others based on the tribal values of the stone age, and those who treat others as equals in a free society.
  • The Fix - Iowa, Same Sex Marriage and the 2012 Presidential Race 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Still, Concerned Christian, you seem to be in some kind of desperate position for someone to find a pill to eliminate sexual drives or intimacy.
  • Catholic America: Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think I will mail her my extra dildo (with instructions)so she can find more interesting things to do with her free time …enough of this tired subject already.
  • Think Progress » Musgrave: Gay Marriage ‘Is The Most Important Issue That We Face Today’ 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.CPA asserts that children stand to benefit from the well-being that results when their parents’ relationship is recognized and supported by society’s institutions.^ Being a legal parent "brings with it the benefits as well as the responsibilities," she added.

^ The most powerful predictors of children's future success is typically hinged on two things: The economic status of the parents and having a loving and supporting upbringing.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So, while they clearly have a civil union, most would recognize their relationship as being a "marriage" as well.
  • Daylight Atheism > On the Morality of: Gay Marriage 23 September 2009 0:48 UTC www.daylightatheism.org [Source type: Original source]

.Some past presidents of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality assert that some appointed members of the American Psychological Association committee involved in crafting their recommendations had conflicts of interest on LGBT matters, due to being either homosexual or involved in LGBT activism.^ He has taught at a variety of academic and clinical settings on the topics of homosexuality and psychoanalysis, gay development, and the psychological impact of HIV. He has been a member of the Committee on Gay & Lesbian Issues of the American Psychoanalytic Association for the past 10 years, and served as its Chair from 2000 - 2005.
  • GSA Network News archives 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.gsanetwork.org [Source type: General]

^ Miguel I’ve seen a large percentage of heterosexuals come from grim pasts, either sexually abused as a child or with some other trauma.
  • Think Progress » Musgrave: Gay Marriage ‘Is The Most Important Issue That We Face Today’ 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Thus racial minorities of faith are as likely to oppose same sex marriage as members of religion that aren't the Christian Taliban but being a minority in and of itself doesn't matter.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

[172][173]

Health issues

.Recently, several psychological studies[174][175][176] have shown that an increase in exposure to negative conversations and media messages about same-sex marriage creates a harmful environment for the LGBT population that may affect their health and well-being.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Same-sex Marriages: Census issue .

.In 2010, a Mailman School of Public Health study examining the effects of institutional discrimination on the psychiatric health of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals found an increase in psychiatric disorders among the LGB population living in states that instituted bans on same-sex marriage.^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arizona voters approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

.According to the author the study highlighted the importance of abolishing institutional forms of discrimination, including those leading to disparities in the mental health and well-being of LGB individuals.^ If any thing we are trying to keep the institution form being completely ruined.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Civil benefits (including tax breaks) should not be accorded based on a commitment to a RELIGIOUS institution or doctrine.
  • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The goal of this study is to lead to improved mental health services and other supports for transgender youth and their families and caregivers.
  • GSA Network News archives 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.gsanetwork.org [Source type: General]

Institutional discrimination is characterized by societal-level conditions that limit the opportunities and access to resources by socially-disadvantaged groups.[177]
.Gay activist Jonathan Rauch has argued that marriage is good for all men, whether homosexual or heterosexual, because engaging in its social roles reduces men's aggression and promiscuity.^ Gay marriage is as good as no marriage at all.
  • Alas, a blog » Same-Sex Marriage 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.amptoons.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I myself am bisexual, I'm all for gay marriage because it's about love.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ More gay men Gay Marriage .
  • Tim Hortons Coffee/Doughnut Chain Opposes Marriage Equality - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 15 September 2009 22:51 UTC feeds.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

[178][179] .After reviewing current psychological and other social science studies on same-sex marriage in comparison to opposite-sex marriage, Gregory M. Herek claims that the data[180] indicate that same-sex and opposite-sex relationships do not differ in their essential psychosocial dimensions; that a parent's sexual orientation is unrelated to their ability to provide a healthy and nurturing family environment; and that marriage bestows substantial psychological, social, and health benefits.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

.Herek concludes that same-sex couples and their children are likely to benefit in numerous ways from legal recognition of their families, and providing such recognition through marriage will bestow greater benefit than civil unions or domestic partnerships.^ Short gain = more spousal benefits for same-sex couples .

^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

[180]
.In 2009, a pair of economists at Emory University tied the passage of state bans on same-sex marriage in the US to an increase in the rates of HIV infection.^ Same Sex marriage is an abomination to God.
  • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

[181][182] .The study linked the passage of same-sex marriage ban in a state to an increase in the annual HIV rate within that state of roughly 4 cases per 100,000 population.^ Canada legalizes same-sex marriage .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This ban also states that same-sex marriages from other states will NOT be recognized.
  • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arizona voters approve a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages .
  • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

See also

Documentaries and literature

Footnotes

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  3. ^ Marriage a Civil Right, not Sacred Rite, Susan Smith, The Washington Post, July 30, 2009; accessed 9/12/2009.
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  12. ^ Evan Gerstmann (2004). Same-sex marriage and the Constitution. Cambridge University Press. pp. 56. ISBN 9780521009522. "Keeping marriage heterosexual and dual gendered clearly has more widespread support than other homophobic policies." 
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    ^ A trial court judge ruled in April 2004 that the marriages were valid and banning same-sex marriage violates the state's constitution.
    • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Strong same-sex 'marriage' push in Minn.

    .New York: Simon Harper and Collins.^ New York: Simon andSchuster, 2008.
    • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

    ISBN 0002555085.
     
  • Boswell, John (1994). .Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe.^ Under state court precedent, he said, same-sex marriages and civil unions performed in other states should be recognized in New York."
    • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why not a special word (other than marriage) to describe this special same-sex union?
    • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Uphold the denomination's prohibition against blessing of same-sex unions, but give bishops and pastors discretion in deciding how to minister to gay couples.

    New York: Villard Books. ISBN 0679432280.
     
  • Emanuele Calò, Matrimonio à la carte - Matrimoni, convivenze registrate e divorzi dopo l'intervento comunitario, Milano, Giuffrè, 2009
  • Caramagno, Thomas C. (2002). Irreconcilable Differences? .Intellectual Stalemate in the Gay Rights Debate.^ For much of the debate, black members compared the struggle for black voting rights to the current national debate over gay rights.
    • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Rights & Wrongs: Morality in the Gay Marriage Debate."
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 0275977218. 
  • Cere, Daniel (2004). .Divorcing Marriage: Unveiling the Dangers in Canada's New Social Experiment.^ "Our families are in greater danger now thanthey ever have been," he said, saying that the legislature in New Jersey nowhas the votes to create same-sex marriage.
    • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

    ^ I have removed glib, dismissive, or inflammatory comments that are on the side of the Church-marginalizing social experiment of gay marriage.
    • California Judges Order Gay Marriage | Times & Seasons 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC timesandseasons.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Robles , the New York Same-Sex Marriage Case," Seattle Journal for Social Justice , 6:255-288 (2007).
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN 0773528954.
     
  • Chauncey, George (2004). .Why Marriage?: The History Shaping Today's Debate over Gay Equality.^ Does the number of gay marriages/years that marriages are happening prior to the vote impact voter opinion of marriage equality based on impact to real-life married gays?
    • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Amendment opponents emphasized during the debate that the state had already passed a law in 1996 banning gay marriage.
    • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am against gay marriage, for the same reasons The Baron pointed out; gay marriage is not an issue of 'equality'.
    • The Right Argument Against Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC watersofmormon.org [Source type: Original source]

    .New York: Basic Books.^ Well, it appears that New York State has joined in not supporting the basic rights of all its citizens.
    • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

    ISBN 0465009573.
     
  • Dobson, James C. (2004). Marriage Under Fire. Sisters, Or.: Multnomah. ISBN 1590524314. 
  • Larocque, Sylvain (2006). .Gay Marriage: The Story of a Canadian Social Revolution.^ Mohler challenges Newsweek reporter over ‘biblical case for gay marriage’ cover story .

    ^ Schumm, Walter R. "Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives from Social Science on Gay Marriage and Child Custody Issues."
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Marriage Equality USA is gathering 100 stories and recipe's that reflect the diversity of our local Gay and Lesbian community.
    • GSA Network News archives 20 September 2009 17:30 UTC www.gsanetwork.org [Source type: General]

    Toronto: James Lorimer & Company. .ISBN 1550289276. 
  • Moats, David (2004).^ Moats, David, Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage (Harcourt, 2004) .
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .Civil Wars: A Battle For Gay Marriage.^ I'm probably being thick here but what is the difference between a civil union of two gays or a heterosexual marriage in a register office.
    • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The main problem is that everyone that is so opposed to gay marriage or civil unions don't realize that it only effects the homosexuals.
    • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is always the civil aspects of marriage that are of interest to gays and lesbians.
    • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .New York, NY: Harcourt, Inc..^ What the NY-20 "Tie" Means Extrapolation Extravaganza Tonight in New York's 2...
    • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Stephen Saland saland@senate.state.ny.us 617 Legislative Office Building Albany, New York 12247 518-455-2411 .
    • Same-Sex Marriage Bill REJECTED in New York State Senate - Gothamist 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Catherine Young cyoung@senate.state.ny.us Westgate Plaza 700 W. State Street Olean, New York 14760 (716) 372-4901 .
    • Same-Sex Marriage Bill REJECTED in New York State Senate - Gothamist 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ISBN 015101017X. 
  • Rauch, Jonathan (2004). .Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America.^ It may well be that straights shouldn't want marriage either, but there is no special gay argument against marriage that I can see.
    • Mark Simpson: Gay people shouldn't worry too much about Proposition 8. Marriage isn't all it's cracked up to be | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If Gays do not marry at rates much beyond 1%, why then do they want Gay Marriage so much?
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Love, War – and Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is why I truly do not understand why gay marriage is such a big deal.
    • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, LLC. ISBN 0805078150. 
  • Spedale, Darren (2006).^ RECEIVE EMAIL ALERTS © 2007 Capitol News Company, LLC Please read our Privacy Policy.
    • Gay marriage could become big issue in Iowa - Jonathan Martin's Blog - Politico.com 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In July 2006, opposite-sex definitions of marriage were upheld by the highest courts of both New York and Washington.
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ New York State Department of Health , 29 A.D.3d 9, 811 N.Y.S.2d 136, 2006 NY Slip Op 01213 (App.Div.
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse?^ The fact is that we have no better understanding of what might happen as a result of legalizing gay marriage than we did about making divorce easier.
    • Answering Advocates of Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC catholiceducation.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How does a gay marriage/union affect society in a way that is worse than a monogamous (or, even, promiscuous) homosexual couple that is not married?
    • » Maine Repeals Same-Sex “Marriage” Law | Denny Burk 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.dennyburk.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yet the statistics are much worse now, even though gay marriage is legal in Canada, and gay sex is pretty well normalized.
    • Catholic Church - Gay Marriage, Gay Sex, Homosexual Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.davidmacd.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What We've Learned From the Evidence
    .^ What We've Learned from the Evidence.
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .New York: Oxford University Press.^ New York University Press, 2000) .
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Law, (New York: The New Press, 1993), pp.
    • Ben Smith's Blog: Schumer backs same-sex marriage - POLITICO.com 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Badgett, M. V. Lee, When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage (New York University Press, 2009) .
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ISBN 0195187512. 
  • Truluck, Rembert S. (2000). Steps to Recovery from Bible Abuse. Gaithersburg, MD: Chi Rho Press, Inc.. .ISBN 188849316X. 
  • Wolfson, Evan (2004).^ Wolfson, Evan, Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right To Marry (Simon & Schuster, 2004) [ call no.
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry.^ Where do you see that, a marriage between one man, and one woman, is a violation of people's civil right.
    • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's funny how it's no longer fashionable to have gays or blacks as the butt of jokes but trans people are totally all right as acceptable freakshows now.
    • The Same-Sex Marriage debate, greatly simplified : Pharyngula 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So why take away the right to equality from your fellow citizens if it doesn't affect your own right to educate your children as you please?
    • Is Same Sex Marriage a Civil Right? | MercuryNews.com Forums 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC forums.mercurynews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .New York: Simon & Schuster.^ New York: Simon andSchuster, 2008.
    • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

    ISBN 0743264592. 
  • Robert P. George, Jean Bethke Elshtain (Eds.), ed (2006). .The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, And Morals.^ Could someone Please explain to me what gay marriage has to do with the State controling the means of production?
    • Think Progress » King: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘A Purely Socialist Concept’ 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Based on the experiences of other states, it would likely affect the way that marriage and family issues are taught about in public schools.
    • Gay marriage defeated - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - timesunion.com - Albany NY 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a splintered decision, Justice Barbara Madsen wrote that the state's marriage law was enacted to 'promote procreation and to encourage stable families.'
    • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

    Dallas: Spence Publishing Company. ISBN 1890626643.
     
  • Robert E. Goss, Amy Adams Squire Strongheart (Eds.), ed (2008). Our Families, Our Values: Snapshots of Queer Kinship. .New York, NY: The Harrington Park Press, An Imprint of the Haworth Press, Inc..^ What the NY-20 "Tie" Means Extrapolation Extravaganza Tonight in New York's 2...
    • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ New York University Press, 2000) .
    • Same Sex Marriage: A Selective Bibliography 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC law-library.rutgers.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ New York City and London are top destinations among American gay and lesbiantravelers, according to the 12th Annual Gay & Lesbian Tourism Surveyconducted by Community Marketing, Inc.
    • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

    ISBN 1560239107.
     
  • Douglas Laycock, Anthony Picarello, Jr., Robin Fretwell Wilson (Eds.), ed (2008). .Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts.^ Therefore same sex marriage wasn’t an issue for their parents (today’s elderly).
    • Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Age and State » Sociological Images 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC contexts.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A trial court judge ruled in April 2004 that the marriages were valid and banning same-sex marriage violates the state's constitution.
    • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Conservatives testify against constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage .
    • Same-Sex Marriage Timeline - Born Gay - ProCon.org 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC borngay.procon.org [Source type: Original source]

    Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.. ISBN 074256326X.
     
  • Andrew Sullivan (Editor), ed (2004). .Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con - A Reader, Revised Updated Edition.^ Therefore same sex marriage wasn’t an issue for their parents (today’s elderly).
    • Support for Same-Sex Marriage by Age and State » Sociological Images 2 February 2010 9:38 UTC contexts.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A trial court judge ruled in April 2004 that the marriages were valid and banning same-sex marriage violates the state's constitution.
    • 50-state rundown on gay marriage laws 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.stateline.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Strong same-sex 'marriage' push in Minn.

    .New York, NY: Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc..^ What the NY-20 "Tie" Means Extrapolation Extravaganza Tonight in New York's 2...
    • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Will Iowans Uphold Gay Marriage? 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ New York City and London are top destinations among American gay and lesbiantravelers, according to the 12th Annual Gay & Lesbian Tourism Surveyconducted by Community Marketing, Inc.
    • GLBT News Summary for Progressives . . . . . Ray's List: October 21, 2007 20 November 2009 5:57 UTC rayslistglbtnews.blogspot.com [Source type: News]

    ^ March 5, 2004 - Same-sex couples that lined up at the court house in New Paltz, NY to receive marriage licenses and get married were turned away.
    • MY CRIB ON THE NET - Gay Marriage 9 January 2010 14:28 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ISBN 1400078660.
     
  • Oliver, Marilyn Tower (1998), Gay and lesbian rights: a struggle, Enslow Publishers, ISBN 9780894909580, http://books.google.com/books?id=XXIFAAAACAAJ 

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Simple English

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage)[1] is a term for a relationship in which two people of the same sex live together as a family in a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage.

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Current status

Marriage by the civil law is presently available to same-sex couples at any place in some countries. The countries that have them are the Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, Argentina, Iceland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Belgium. The Netherlands was the first country to allow marriages of two people of the same sex in 2001.[2].

Some countries have them in some places and not others, such as the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia in the United States, and Mexico City in Mexico.

Netherlands

In the Netherlands, a same-sex marriage law does not actually exist. Back in 2001, the existing (normal) marriage law was 'only' changed, so that it now includes marriage of same-sex partners. This means that same-sex marriage in the Netherlands is not different from a normal marriage; it's exactly the same. The Dutch law says the following:

A marriage is possible between two persons of different or same sex
--Dutch civil law, book 1, article 30[3]

That is consistent with the first article of the Dutch civil law, and with the Dutch constitution:

All who are in the Netherlands, are free to benefit from civil rights
Dutch civil law, book 1, article 1[4]
All who are in the Netherlands, are to be treated equal in equal circumstances. Discrimination by religion, philosophy, political preference, race, gender, or by any means possible is forbidden.
Dutch constitution, article 1[5]

Civil unions

The first same-sex union in modern history was recognized by the government in Denmark in 1989.

Civil unions, civil partnership, domestic partnership, unregistered partnership/unregistered co-habitation or registered partnerships offer some of the benefits of marriage and are available in: Andorra, Australia (except Commonwealth law), Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary (unregisterd co-habitation since 1996; registered partnership from 2009), Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway (no longer separate civil union as of June 2008 same-sex marriages are under same law as male-female-marriages), Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. They are also available in some parts of Argentina, Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Mexico, the U.S. states of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Washington state, and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.).

In the United Kingdom, civil partnerships have identical legal status to a marriage, and partners have all the same benefits and legal rights; ranging from tax exemptions and joint property rights, to next-of-kin status and shared parenting responsibilities. Partnership ceremonies are performed by a marriage registrar in exactly the same manner as a secular civil marriage.

Controversy

The controversy over recognition of same-sex unions as marriages is a very important part of a larger debate about the definition of a family. Same-sex marriage is not considered as valid by many religions, including the Catholic Church and Islam. Many others, however, see same-sex marriage as important for all people to be equal. They sometimes say that religions who do not support same-sex marriage are intolerant (they do not show respect to other peoples' beliefs).

Organizations involved in same sex marriage

Various organizations exist in part to support the rights of homosexual or gay men and women to marry people of the same sex. One organization is the human rights campaign or HRC.

Other websites

Notes

References

  • Robert P. George, Jean Bethke Elshtain (Eds.), ed (2006). The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, And Morals. Dallas: Spence Publishing Company. ISBN 1-890626-64-3. 

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