Do we need to confuse future generations of Americans even more about the role and importance of an institution that is so critical to the stability of our country? What, then, are the arguments? As the body of research in support of same-sex marriage continues to grow, the case in favour of it becomes stronger.
Share on Facebook. Through their marriages, they are able to work as partners who are able to perform shared responsibilities and promote their wellbeing and relationships with the help of legal guarantees, including rights and privileges, as well as familial and social support. Opening that bond to all will strengthen society.
He vetoed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and signed a bill enacting a gay-friendly public school tolerance curriculum in the same month. All of these have been opposed by the same religious and political forces which currently oppose gay marriage.
If anything harms marriage, it is bad marriages where people don't take marriage seriously. This is because both parents can handle decision-making and parenting without worry. He vetoed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and signed a bill enacting a gay-friendly public school tolerance curriculum in the same month.
For most, if not all, a married life is a goal and marriage marks a turning point in their lives.
The most important feature is that support is huge in the younger age groups, and only those over 65 show net opposition. Marriage is a legal act. We have heard lots of references to letters and e-mails, some of which I was proud to receive.
They are the people who campaigned for Section 28, and I heard echoes of it again last night as they spun the lie that teachers will be made to promote gay marriage. I am not making a party-political point because I expect that the party opposite would have brought in similar legislation.
Harvard University historian Nancy F.