Gay marriage


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Gay marriage

  1. 1. By: Blake Rosenberger
  2. 2.  How many states currently allow gay marriage? 6 (Massachusetts (2004), Connecticut (2008), Iowa (2009), Vermont (2009), New Hampshire (2010), New York (2011), Washington, D.C. (2010) (not a state) Can people have custody of a child in a gay marriage? Not these days
  3. 3.  Its no one’s business! Traditional marriage? Basic rights given.
  4. 4.  Two of the same sex should be allowed to marry Same benefits of marriage as opposite sex couples.
  5. 5.  There is no such thing as it. Heterosexual monogamy can be considered "unnatural” in evolutionary terms.
  6. 6. Given access to basic rights such as: Hospital visitation during an illness Taxation and inheritance rights Access to family health coverage Protection in the event of the relationship ending
  7. 7.  Higher divorce rates… Procreation… Teen pregnancy
  8. 8.  Marriage is already threatened with high divorce rates 40.6% of babies being born to unmarried mothers in 2008. Would further weaken the institution.
  9. 9.  Have nothing to do with procreation. Further shift to adult gratification. Can’t reproduce children
  10. 10.  Lead to more children being raised in same-sex house holds. Need mother and father. At higher risk for early sexual activity. More likely to engage in homosexual behavior.
  11. 11.  My personal view on the matter is that I’m for it. As stated in the previous slides, everyone has basic rights. Studies show that it would better our economy. There is also no traditional marriage stated anywhere in history.
  12. 12.  Some people say that it is forcing others to know about gays, but I think it’s ok. How does that impact society in a bad way? Destroys the family, but how so? The dads or moms don’t teach their child to be gay.
  13. 13.  Are you for or against the legalization of same sex marriage? What if you were in their shoes? How would you feel? Would it really be so bad? Or honestly be actually good for our economy?
  14. 14.  Gay Marriage Web. 15 Dec. 2011. <>. Leff, Lisa. "Same-sex Marriage." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 15 Dec. 2011. <>. Sullivan, Andrew. "Why Gay Marriage Is Good for Straight America." Newsweek. 25 Jul 2011: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 04 Nov 2011. display?id=SUT0568-0-6773&artno=0000316466&type=ART Olson, Walter. "Gay Marriage: An Amen for Albany." Wall Street Journal. 30 Jun 2011: A.15. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 04 Nov 2011. display?id=SUT0568-0-6773&artno=0000315882&type=ART