Cons for same sex marriage

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The issue on same-sex marriage or gay marriage has been a controversial topic for so many years now, with several countries worldwide have made it legal while others still are firm on their stand to ban it. Gay marriage is a union or marriage between two people of the same sex through a civil ceremony or in church. Although it was not acknowledged legally for decades and some even considered it a taboo, some countries have broadened their perspective and take on this contentious issue. Some of the countries that have legalized same-sex marriage are the Netherlands, Argentina, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil and just years ago, the United States. Since June 2, , same-sex marriage has become legal nationwide. Despite this achievement, not everybody disagrees and have their views on the issue.

Should Gay Marriage Be Legal?

Same-Sex Marriage Pros and Cons |

Founded in , Family Research Council is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life. In addition to providing policy research and analysis for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government, FRC seeks to inform the news media, the academic community, business leaders, and the general public about family issues that affect the nation from a biblical worldview. A large and growing body of scientific evidence indicates that the intact, married family is best for children. If we were asked to design a system for making sure that children's basic needs were met, we would probably come up with something quite similar to the two-parent ideal. Such a design, in theory, would not only ensure that children had access to the time and money of two adults, it also would provide a system of checks and balances that promoted quality parenting.

The problem with same-sex marriage

While same-sex marriage affirms important equality rights for gays and lesbians, it can also lead to unforeseen consequences, says Susan Boyd, a professor of family law at the University of British Columbia. She offers a feminist critique of the institution. Marriage is more than just a contract between two individuals. It plays a regulatory role in our lives and is a state system for organizing and allocating rights, responsibilities and public resources. Married low-income couples that live near the poverty line may face economic disadvantages because they often lose their entitlement to state benefits since their individual incomes are combined.
Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Proponents of legal gay marriage contend that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should have access to all the benefits enjoyed by different-sex couples. Opponents contend that marriage has traditionally been defined as being between one man and one woman, and that marriage is primarily for procreation.