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
Its no one’s business! Traditional marriage? Basic rights given.
Two of the same sex should be allowed to marry Same benefits of marriage as opposite sex couples.
There is no such thing as it. Heterosexual monogamy can be considered "unnatural” in evolutionary terms.
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
Higher divorce rates… Procreation… Teen pregnancy
Marriage is already threatened with high divorce rates 40.6% of babies being born to unmarried mothers in 2008. Would further weaken the institution.
Have nothing to do with procreation. Further shift to adult gratification. Can’t reproduce children
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.
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.
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.
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?
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