Barack Obama 's decision to support gay marriage has led to a debate about how it may influence the presidential election and the future of gay marriage in the United States. But the underlying reasons why gay marriage is so controversial in America are being overlooked. While there is generally no consensus for or against gay marriage in other Western nations, the issue has far more political importance in America, where it is the object of an exceptionally intense debate. Only a few U. Multiple other states have passed constitutional amendments barring gay marriage, as North Carolina recently did.
Gays and Lesbians Have Different Reasons to Get Married, Study Says
Civil Liberties: Is Marriage a Right?
Indiana University sociologist Brian Powell posed this question to hundreds of people across the nation as part of a research project. He was curious to see if what people say actually matches the legal arguments being made to justify bans on same-sex marriage. The legal arguments are rooted in public policy considerations. The public responses decidedly were not.
Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Marriage Is for Procreation
S ame-sex marriage is now legal across the United States, but research on the reasons gays and lesbians get married is sparse. Now, in a recent study published in the journal Demography , a team of researchers looked at earnings and parenting patterns over time among married Swedish couples and found that registered partnership is important to both—but for different reasons. The researchers looked at and followed Swedish couples who entered into registered partnerships sometime between —the year Sweden approved registered partnerships of same-sex couples—through
The growing need for LGBT rights has become much more apparent, what with increased awareness and the exposition of vicious hate crimes against this particular demographic. More and more people, even those who are not part of the LGBT community, recognize that these crimes violate basic human rights and have begun to take a stand against it. As such, the topic of same-sex marriage is highly controversial these days. The movement in defense of gay rights in the United States began in during the Stonewall Riots. To better understand this event, take note that it occurred in the same period when other social rights movements were reaching their turning point.