about adults desires than childrens needs. On the other hand, people can perform same-sex marriage without a residency requirement in Canada. The right to marry and to found a family. 2007 amicus brief, ".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." 47 A 2012 study by researchers from ucla, San. The conclusion will summarize the main arguments.0 Overview of gay marriage.1 History, same-sex marriage is nothing new, with historical evidence showing that marriage has not always been the institution between heterosexuals. Alternate Title: Part of the Symposium on the Family and Belonging.
Bush expressed his support for same-sex civil unions while in office: "I don't think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that's what a state chooses to. Nancy can do something (marry Tom) that Bill cannot, simply because Nancy is a woman and Bill is a man." 122, same-sex couples should have access to the same benefits enjoyed by heterosexual married couples. (Tulchin, 2007) Since early 1960s, gay activists have been striving for the right to marry. Carpenter, Mackenzie 2007, What happens to kids raised by gay parents?, viewed, m Los Angeles Times 2010, Gay marriage could lead to fewer heterosexual marriages, witness says, viewed, ml Duncan, Robert 2006, First gay marriage legalized, now Spain bans terms mother and father, viewed,. Traditionally, the general thought of marriage has been between a man and a woman, and we should respect and keep this thought. However, changing the definition of marriage would lead to a slippery slope to the society. For example, in Netherlands, a gay wedding can only be performed if one of the spouses has Dutch nationality. 3 Reasons for Gay Marriage.1 Human rights and freedom.1.1 Violation of human rights, according to the United Nation of Human rights, human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin and religious view etc. Although some might take this as an argument against gay marriage due to the claim that there will be detrimental effect on the childrens psychological health, there is no conclusive research to suggest that child will be less healthy growing up in a gay household. The state of Washington automatically converted domestic partnerships to marriages when they legalized gay marriage in 2012, providing no option to retain domestic partnerships or civil unions unless one partner is at least 62 years old. In upholding gay marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee on Nov.