Teens approve of marriages between people of different races, ethnicities, and religions, according to a recent Gallup Youth Survey, but are considerably less approving when it comes to the subject of gay marriages. Herek GM. Patterson CJ. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
A number of leading professional associations have asserted that there are "no differences" between children raised by homosexuals and those raised by heterosexuals.
King M, Bartlett A. Whereas, the LGBT community suffers from significantly worse mental and physical health outcomes compared with the community at large. I do, but I can't: the impact of marriage denial on the mental health and sexual citizenship of lesbians and gay men in the United States.
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.
View All. Amid a flood of controversy last June, the U. The best and natural development and upbringing environment for children is that they have a mother and father. In addition, such societies often allow close kin a variety of automatic privileges such as sponsoring immigration visas or making medical decisions for one another; for those with whom one shares no close kin relationship, these privileges typically require legal interventions.
One of the biggest threats that same-sex "marriage" poses to marriage is that it would probably undercut the norm of sexual fidelity in marriage. Furthermore, US census questionnaires do not clearly define what it means to be gay. American Psychiatric Association Support of legal recognition of same-sex civil marriage.
George Akerlof, a Nobel laureate and an economist, found that the widespread availability of contraception and abortion in the s and s, and the sexual revolution they enabled, made it easier for men to abandon women they got pregnant, since they could always blame their girlfriends for not using contraception or procuring an abortion.
Better access to health care is known to translate into lower mortality. It is no accident that the countries that have legalized or are considering legalizing same-sex marriage have some of the lowest fertility rates in the world.