This argument can be considered an example of a Slippery Slope argument. Overall issues of health status were comprehensively reviewed by the U. Each of the cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee that are consolidated before the Supreme Court involve gay or lesbian couples raising children.
In a country where there is separation between church and state marriage should not be recognized as an institution in law whatsoever. Research in the US Univ. Several were born while the lawsuits progressed.
Those who oppose same-sex marriage frequently cite societal opinion and underlying values as the basis for their views.
The world of academic research provides some additional ideas for ways of approaching questions relating to same-sex marriage — and fresh ways of looking at these issues. Brian Powell and Natasha Yurk Quadlin of Indiana University and Oren Pizmony-Levy of Columbia University argue that survey data frequently do support certain kinds of legal arguments advanced by opponents.
Gay or lesbian couples are twice as likely to be living in poverty. What does the research show? A study by Brittany H.
For instance collectives often raise children together. Just as married couples receive tax benefits and unmarried mothers may suffer cuts in welfare, legal prohibition of adoption by gays is a natural step towards this ideal.
Distinction[ edit ] There is a distinction to be made between religious marriage and the government institution of marriage. Below is a sampling of research questions and links to associated papers, with both human-interest and political angles, that can help analysts and reporters go beyond the headlines: Paul Sullins, an associate sociologist at Catholic University, paint a clear portrait of same-sex households with children, Regnerus wrote in a recent blog post.
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Evolution and nature has shown that the natural development of the young is aided by both these influences. Perhaps the reason that gay adoption is looked at as such a harmful thing is because of all the opponents, and stereotypes.
While childless couples do benefit, the advantages have been fairly successful in improving the lives of children.Some same-sex marriage activists might wish to exclude certain moral and religious viewpoints from the same-sex marriage debate.
Evidence shows, however, that religion and moral argumentation are often harnessed in support of same-sex marriage. Background and context Gay marriage, also known as same-sex marriage, is marriage between two persons of the same sex.
ByThe Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, Norway, Sweden and South Africa had all legalized same-sex marriage. However, the issue of gay marriage only arose from the ’s, as three same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against the state of Hawaii for the prohibition of gay marriage in US.
The case has come to a conclusion that banning gay marriage is not constitutional, as there is no real practical reason and compelling arguments for it.
“Opponents of same sex adoption promote stereotypes such as the one that gays and lesbians are so preoccupied with their sexuality that they couldn’t possibly share the same innate ability to parents that is the part of being human. Allowing adoption by the other merely confers legal rights on an already successful, if informal, family model.
No because While the law should not penalise gay relationships, it also exists to encourage the nuclear family as the ideal for child-raising. The nearest thing to a coherent argument against same sex marriage goes something like this.
The majority of human cultures have always seen in the union of a man and a woman the basic building-block of society.Download